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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book Four: Homeward Bound.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Jason prays for the safe passage and return of the Argo, what does he throw?
(a) Oat-grains.
(b) Barley-grains.
(c) Wheat-grains.
(d) Soybeans.

2. What does the narrator compare the light given off of the fleece to?
(a) Zeus's lightning.
(b) Aether's light.
(c) Apollo's light.
(d) Aphrodite's beauty.

3. Whose "fate" do the men, of the Argo, grieve about (prior to their leaving Hellas)?
(a) Idmon.
(b) Pytho.
(c) Hercales.
(d) Ankaios.

4. Who steals all of Phineus's food?
(a) Harpies.
(b) Sirens.
(c) Hera.
(d) Scavengers.

5. Who speaks first after the Argo passes safely through the Clashing Rocks?
(a) Tiphys.
(b) Jason.
(c) Iris.
(d) Athena.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Hera bid to come see her from the sea after Jason and Medea leave Kirke's home?

2. What wish does Phineus ask of the gods after he finishes the tale of the Argonauts journey?

3. For how many days do the Argonauts stay on Lykos's land?

4. Upon which goddess does the success of the Argonauts journey depend?

5. On what coast does Jason travel to to meet the Argo?

(see the answer key)

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