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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. According to the oracle, what would the man who is going to kill Pelias be wearing?
(a) A vest of gold.
(b) A blood-stained robe.
(c) One shoe.
(d) A crown of olive leaves.

2. What does Phineus tell the Argonauts to avoid as they proceed to Bithynians?
(a) The reefs.
(b) The rocks.
(c) The sea vines.
(d) The Sirens.

3. To whom does Jason wish to build an alter to while the Argo is being prepared?
(a) Athena.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Apollo.

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

5. What type of tree is the Argo tied to upon the shores of Bebrykian?
(a) A redwood.
(b) A great oak.
(c) A cypress tree.
(d) A laurel tree.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who do the men celebrate during their first night at Bebrykian?

2. Who tells the Argonauts of his fears regarding the journey after successfully traversing the Clashing Rocks?

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

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

5. What do the Argonauts sacrifice to cleanse Phineus?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Phineus happy to see the Argonauts?

2. What does Hypsipyle do to save her father from being murdered by the Leminan women?

3. Who do the Argonauts first choose as their leader and what does that man say?

4. What does Amykos say is the punishment for refusing to partake in a boxing match against him?

5. Why is the ship the Argo so special?

6. What does Idmon tell the Argonauts prior to them leaving on their voyage?

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

8. Why does Hercales tell the Argonauts that they must continue upon their journey and leave the Leminan women?

9. What do the Argonauts do before they leave Phineus?

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

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