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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to Antigone when she ignored Creon's edict and buried her brother?
(a) She was praised for her love for her brother.
(b) She was send to the underworld to suffer.
(c) She was punished by being buried alive, hanging herself in the tomb rather than facing death by starvation.
(d) She was run through with a sword.

2. Who composed the Odyssey?
(a) The Greek bard Homer.
(b) The Roman bard Homer.
(c) The Roman bard Plato.
(d) The Greek bard Plato.

3. Clytie was a mortal woman who loved the Sun-god and pined away while watching the sun. What did she do after she was turned into a sunflower?
(a) She died.
(b) She let her heavy head sink to the ground.
(c) She turned to face the sun.
(d) She wept yellow petals.

4. Oedipus saved the city from _____________, a monster that asked riddles of travelers who passed by.
(a) The Gargoyle.
(b) The Sphinx.
(c) The Lynx.
(d) The Succubus.

5. One of the earliest kings was _______________, who ruled at the time Demeter brought agriculture to earth.
(a) Perseus.
(b) Theseus.
(c) Erectheus.
(d) Philomela.

Short Answer Questions

1. Orithyia's two sons were heroes who accompanied ____________ on his voyage.

2. Midas asked for whatever he touched to turn to what?

3. The House of Atreus was one of the unluckiest __________ in Greek mythology.

4. Aeneas obeyed immediately, and the heartbroken Queen ______________.

5. Amymone was pursued by a ________ but saved by Poseidon.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the bad luck of the House of Atreus begin? Why did it continue?

2. How is Aeneas like both Jason and Odysseus?

3. What are the Danaids known for doing? Why might they have done this?

4. Compare one of these stories to a fairly tale or tall tale with which you are familiar.

5. How is Aeneas tied to the great Roman Republic?

6. Of these two families, which deserved their bad luck the least? Why?

7. Why were there many plays written about this family?

8. How are some of the stars explained in this section?

9. What story explains the creation of spiders? How does this explain the creation of spiders?

10. How did visiting the underworld mark Aeneas as a special hero? What does this say about the Greek's view of the afterlife?

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