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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Hestia's presence described in the Hymns to Hestia?
(a) Eternal.
(b) Comforting.
(c) Overwhelming.
(d) Powerful.

2. Where is Demeter's daughter taken when she is kidnapped?
(a) An island.
(b) The underworld.
(c) A mountain.
(d) Atlantis.

3. As explained in The Hymn to the Muses, which of the following's work are related to the Muses?
(a) Poseidon.
(b) Ares.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Zeus.

4. How does the narrative of The Hymn to Aphrodite describe her preparations for approaching Anchises?
(a) Manipulative.
(b) Elaborate.
(c) Simple.
(d) Deceitful.

5. What does the poem in The Third Hymn to Aphrodite describe?
(a) Aphrodite's influences.
(b) Aphrodite's friends.
(c) Aphrodite's intelligence.
(d) Aphrodite's seductive power.

6. What type of arts is Athena known for?
(a) Homely.
(b) Fine.
(c) Educational.
(d) Classical.

7. Based on the hymn, how many goddesses are there that Aphrodite cannot influence?
(a) One.
(b) None.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

8. In the story, how does Aphrodite disguise herself in order to get close to Anchises?
(a) As a mortal girl.
(b) As a girl that Anchises knows.
(c) As a girl that Anchises once knew.
(d) As another goddess.

9. As stated in The Hymn to Aphrodite, what is Athena known for?
(a) Fire.
(b) Home.
(c) War.
(d) Hunting.

10. Which fruit's seeds does Demeter's daughter eat before returning?
(a) Pomegranate.
(b) Raspberry.
(c) Blueberry.
(d) Apple.

11. When is Anchises bewitched by Aphrodite's beauty?
(a) Immediately.
(b) One week after they meet.
(c) Three days after they meet.
(d) Two days after they meet.

12. How is Zeus described by the poet in The Hymn to Zeus?
(a) The strongest of all.
(b) The most famous of all.
(c) The most popular of all.
(d) The most remembered of all.

13. How many mythic stories are combined in The Hymn to Demeter?
(a) Two.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

14. As stated in the hymn, which King welcomes Demeter into his home?
(a) Celeus.
(b) Midas.
(c) Tennes.
(d) Pelops.

15. What metaphor is made to the sun's journey in The Hymn to the Sun?
(a) A golden chariot.
(b) A speeding star.
(c) A blazing fire.
(d) A ball of energy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What characteristic does the hymn point out about Hephaistos?

2. Which one of the following is not something that Demeter is known for?

3. What do all of the hymns in this section (The Hymn to Hephaistos, The Hymn to Poseidon, The Hymn to Zeus, and The Hymn to the Muses) have in common?

4. What job did Hephaistos have, according to the hymn?

5. As explained in the hymn, how did the witnesses of Athena's birth respond to the event?

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