The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece Test | Final 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 is the name of the island where Poseidon settled his daughter after she had been taken by Phlius?

2. After Jason completed his challenge, what does Aietes spend all night pondering?

3. What does Medea kiss as she leaves the palace to flee with Jason?

4. How many daughters does Aietes have?

5. Who does Hera ask to watch for Medea and Jason's leave from Kirke's house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Aietes threaten his people with after he finds out that Jason has Medea?

2. What does Kirke have to do to cleanse Jason and Medea of the murder?

3. What does Medea do as she leaves her father's palace?

4. What happens to ensure that the Argonauts know the path they are to take back to Hellas?

5. What does Jason promise Medea after she asks him to take her with him?

6. Why does Hera seek out Kypris (Aphrodite) to help Jason's quest?

7. What happens that leads Mopsos to believe that Jason will be successful in meeting Aietes's challenge?

8. How does Hera convince Thetis to help the Argonauts?

9. Why do the Argonauts think that Jason should not protect Medea?

10. What does it take for Kypris to convince Eros to bewitch Medea?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many of the men take heart in the prophecies and omens that they are shown. Chose one of the omens or prophecies and discuss the importance of it to the men. Why is the omen important? What is the message of the prophecy? What does it say about the men's trust in Fate? Does the prophecy or omen give the men courage?

Essay Topic 2

Based upon the text, answer the following questions: What is a hero? What qualities does it take to be a hero? How do heroes prove themselves? Who deems someone a hero?

Essay Topic 3

At one point, one of the Argonauts told of his belief that their fate rested in the arms of women. Why do you think that the Argonauts felt this way about women? Do women typically have important roles? What about the goddesses? Find three examples and explain.

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