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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Artemis's dancing described in the hymn?
(a) Balanced.
(b) Graceful.
(c) Consistent.
(d) Joyful.

2. What invocation to Dionysus ends the third hymn?
(a) Wild, noisy goat.
(b) Wild, noisy lion.
(c) Girl-crazy goat.
(d) Girl-crazy lion.

3. What does Dionysus turn the crew of the ship into?
(a) Snakes.
(b) Dolphins.
(c) Frogs.
(d) Penguins.

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

5. How is the sailing ship that captures Dionysus described?
(a) Rogue.
(b) Lost.
(c) Abandoned.
(d) Reckless.

6. What does Hermes use to enable him to fly as he disguises his theft?
(a) Winds.
(b) Shoes.
(c) Clouds.
(d) Leaves.

7. What does the helmsman of the boat recognize?
(a) That the boat was sinking.
(b) The danger that the crew is in.
(c) That the boat was going off course.
(d) The holiness of the prisoner.

8. What type of armor does Ares have, according to the poet?
(a) Bronze.
(b) Gold.
(c) Pewter.
(d) Silver.

9. Along with his feats of strength, which one of the following is also discussed in The Hymn to Herakles?
(a) His philosophy.
(b) His intelligence.
(c) His wandering.
(d) His rivalries.

10. In The Hymn to the Earth, what does the poet refer to the Earth as?
(a) The guardian of civilization.
(b) The guardian of us all.
(c) The mother of us all.
(d) The mother of civilization.

11. What is the purpose of the first hymn to Artemis?
(a) To introduce the second one.
(b) To introduce Homer's knowledge of Artemis.
(c) To describe Artemis' shortcomings.
(d) To describe another god that Artemis emulated.

12. In summarizing The Hymn to the Earth, what does the poet suggest follows the manifestation of Earth's blessings?
(a) Health, fortune, and wealth.
(b) Health and fortune.
(c) Health and wealth.
(d) Fortune and wealth.

13. In what way does the author describe how Earth's blessings manifest themselves in females?
(a) Tenderness.
(b) Warmth.
(c) Courage.
(d) Beauty.

14. As described in The Hymn to Asclepios, what is Asclepios known for?
(a) Healing.
(b) War.
(c) Flight.
(d) Fire.

15. How is Artemis's skill described in the second hymn?
(a) Neither powerful nor remorseless.
(b) Powerful and remorseless.
(c) Powerful, but not remorseless.
(d) Remorseless, but not powerful.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story, where is Dionysus raised?

2. Which one of the following is not a well known recurrent theme of Ancient Greek literature?

3. According to The Second Hymn to Dionysus, who is the father of Dionysus?

4. How does The Hymn to Dionysus begin?

5. What does the poet ask Ares for?

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