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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. The House of Atreus was one of the unluckiest __________ in Greek mythology.
(a) Clubs.
(b) Group of creatures.
(c) Families.
(d) Towns.

2. Whom did Atreus kill and serve for dinner?
(a) Thyestes' children.
(b) His own children.
(c) Hera's children.
(d) Princess Hippodamia's children.

3. The Odyssey was in many ways a celebration of what it meant to be ___________.
(a) Intelligent, Greek.
(b) Civilized, Greek.
(c) Wealthy, Greek.
(d) Powerful, Greek.

4. Zeus snatched Callisto to safety and put her in the stars, where she became the __________________ constellation.
(a) The Wild Duck.
(b) The Butterfly.
(c) The Owl.
(d) Great Bear.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Pelops then refused to honor his bribe and killed Myrtilus, who _____________.

3. Why did visiting the underworld mark Aeneas as a very special hero?

4. 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?

5. Aeneas visited the underworld briefly before sailing to a spot near the River __________ on the Italian coast.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does the story of Procne, Philomela, and Tereus explain the origins of species?

3. How is this bad luck tied to the future of the city of Thebes?

4. What are four ways in which the House of Thebes was like the House of Atreus?

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

6. How is Odysseus set apart from other heroes? What does this say about the Greeks at this time?

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

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

9. How did the bad luck of the later generations reflect the bad luck of the earlier generations? What does this say about the tie between one generation and another?

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

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