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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. During the sacrifice prior to leaving Hellas, what does Aison pour over the ox's sacrificial meat as it burning?
(a) Sea water.
(b) Unmixed wine.
(c) Blood and wine mixture.
(d) Oils.

2. What crime did Paraibious's father commit so that all of his children would be punished?
(a) He refused to sacrifice a labm to Zeus.
(b) He cursed Hera.
(c) He cut down a tree.
(d) He killed a nymph.

3. Who gave Akastos the cloak that he is wearing upon the Argo?
(a) His mother.
(b) Zeus.
(c) His sister.
(d) His wife.

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

5. Which part of the ox is sacrificed, prior the Agro leaving Hellas?
(a) The thigh pieces.
(b) The heart.
(c) The interanal organs.
(d) The breast pieces.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. From what goddess do the Amazon women descend from?

3. Who hits the ox on the head to prepare it for sacrifice before the Argo leaves Hellas?

4. What items do the men, while preparing to ready the Argo, lay out on a rock?

5. How many men, from the Assyrian territory, join the Argonauts

Short Essay Questions

1. Prior to leaving Hellas on their journey, what do the Argonauts sacrifice to Apollo?

2. Why do Idmon and Idas begin to fight prior to setting sail from Hellas?

3. What song does Orpheus sing to stop Idmon and Idas from fighting?

4. Why is the ship the Argo so special?

5. What punishment does Phineus receive for angering Zeus?

6. Why was Phineus being punished by Zeus?

7. Why is Phineus happy to see the Argonauts?

8. Why are the Argonauts chosen to sail with Jason?

9. Why does Jason tell his mother not to grieve?

10. After Phineus finds out that the Harpes are gone forever, what does he wish for?

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