The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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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. What goddess allows Sthenelos to watch the Agro pass before his tomb?
(a) Hera.
(b) Castalia.
(c) Aega.
(d) Persephone.

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

3. After Jason completed his challenge, what does Aietes spend all night pondering?
(a) How to gain back his peoples' faith.
(b) How to refuse the giving of the fleece.
(c) How to kill all of the Argonauts.
(d) How to punish Medea.

4. Who does Jason wish the crew to offer a sacrifice to before they begin their journey?
(a) Poseidon.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Phoibos.
(d) Athena.

5. What kind of trees grow at Zone on the Thracian shore?
(a) Birch.
(b) Cypress.
(c) Pine.
(d) Oak.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the heroes are to arrive at Aietes palace, what does the narrator say they will do if Pelias does not give them the fleece?

2. How many "measures" must Jason plow with the bronze-hoofed bulls?

3. Who is the father of Polyphemus?

4. Who speaks first after the Argo passes safely through the Clashing Rocks?

5. According to Phineus's tale, what will the Argonauts come upon first after leaving him?

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