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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Hymns to Ares, Herakles, Ausklepios, and Pan.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the voice that the author refers to in The Hymn to Ares provoking him to do?
(a) Retreat from battle.
(b) Enter battle.
(c) Write another song.
(d) Write another poem.

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

3. As mentioned in The Second Hymn to Hera, who offers the praises to her?
(a) Humans and nature, but not animals.
(b) Animals and nature, but not humans.
(c) Humans and animals, but not nature.
(d) Humans, animals, and nature.

4. According to The Third Hymn to Dionysus, why is Dionysus raised in secrecy?
(a) To protect his identity.
(b) To prevent him from discovering his parents.
(c) To teach him various skills.
(d) To protect him from Hera.

5. Which one of the following is not a well known recurrent theme of Ancient Greek literature?
(a) The inevitable nature of old age.
(b) Ignorance of the future.
(c) The uncertainty of life.
(d) Ignorance of the past.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the poet pray for at the end of The Hymn to Herakles?

2. How does the first Hymn to Dionysus conclude?

3. How is Artemis's dancing described in the hymn?

4. Which one of the following is not something that Hermes was known as?

5. According to the most recent study included in the Introduction, what period are the longer hymns from?

(see the answer key)

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