The Homeric Hymns Multiple Choice Test Questions

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1. How many songs are used to compose the Homeric Hymns?
(a) Forty three.
(b) Fifty three.
(c) Twenty three.
(d) Thirty three.

2. Which one of the following epics was composed by Homer?
(a) Theogony.
(b) Metamorpheses.
(c) The Odyssey.
(d) Works and Days.

3. In a tribute, which Greek historian attributes the "Hymn to Apollo" to Homer?
(a) Thucydides.
(b) Ephorus.
(c) Aethlius.
(d) Xenophon.

4. What meter are the hymns composed in?
(a) Trimeter.
(b) Tetrameter.
(c) Pentameter.
(d) Hexameter.

5. Who is the other major composer of early Greek poetry that is mentioned in the Introduction?
(a) Antimachus.
(b) Hesiod.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Thespis.

6. What is the length of the shortest hymn?
(a) Two lines.
(b) Two paragraphs.
(c) Three paragraphs.
(d) Three lines.

7. What is the length of the longest hymn?
(a) Two hundred and eighty lines.
(b) Twenty eight lines.
(c) Five hundred and eighty lines.
(d) Fifty eight lines.

8. According to the evidence presented in the Introduction, what are some of the hymns most likely a prelude for?
(a) A shorter poem.
(b) A longer poem.
(c) Another book by a different author.
(d) Another book by Homer.

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