The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What animals do the Argonauts sacrifice to Apollo at Lyre?

2. Who is Jason's mother?

3. What animal does the son of Leto state has shown him of the "ill-omens" of the journey that the men are getting ready to embark upon?

4. What type of hide does Argos wear as he came to meet Jason?

5. What color is the bow that Apollo (the Son of Leto) carries?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens to make the Harpies go away and leave Phineus alone forever?

3. Why was Phineus being punished by Zeus?

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

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

6. Who does Tiphys credit with the safe passage of the Argo through the Crashing Rocks?

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

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

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

10. What must the Argonauts do to ensure that they make it through the Clashing Rocks?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compared to other religions, the deities of Greek mythology seem more human like. Discuss some of the human qualities these gods exhibit.

Essay Topic 2

Many of the characters in the story are ruled by jealousy and selfishness. Choose two characters from the text and discuss the consequences of their jealousy and selfishness.

Essay Topic 3

Love is a major theme in the text. But here, it is not one specific love that emerges as important. The objective of this essay is to examine the different types of love as seen in the text. What are at least three different types of love? What are the characteristics of the love? What is the outcome of the love?

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