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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the poet praise in The Second Hymn to Demeter?
(a) Only Demeter.
(b) Only Demeter's daughter.
(c) Demeter and her daughter.
(d) Neither Demeter nor her daughter.

2. After Demeter abandons the attempt to make the child immortal, what kind of existence does she have?
(a) Hermit-like.
(b) Chaotic.
(c) Mysterious.
(d) Adventurous.

3. What name does the poet give to the moon?
(a) Artemis.
(b) Selene.
(c) Cynthia.
(d) Luna.

4. According to the myth, where was Athena born?
(a) From her father's chin.
(b) From her mother's chin.
(c) From her father's forehead.
(d) From her mother's forehead.

5. In The Hymn to Aphrodite, what job does Anchises have?
(a) He is a sheepherder.
(b) He is a soldier.
(c) He is a poet.
(d) He is a cowherd.

6. What is Anchises's initial reaction when he learns Aphrodite's true identity?
(a) He is amused.
(b) He is terrified.
(c) He is confused.
(d) He is angry.

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

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

9. Who does Zeus send to free Demeter's daughter?
(a) Hermes.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Ares.

10. Based on the information provided in The Hymns to the Dioscuri, who do Castor and Pollux protect?
(a) Hunters.
(b) Sailors.
(c) Fish.
(d) Laborers.

11. Which one of the following is Athena known for?
(a) Sea.
(b) Fire.
(c) Forests.
(d) Wisdom.

12. Which disguise does Demeter use in the hymn?
(a) A star.
(b) A bird.
(c) A bright light.
(d) An old woman.

13. Based on the ancient myths, what is known to happen when mortals have affairs with immortals?
(a) It can lead to destruction.
(b) It can lead to tragedy.
(c) It can lead to confusion.
(d) It can lead to chaos.

14. What is unique about The Hymn to the Sun?
(a) It does not mention the name of the god it refers to.
(b) It does not mention the sun at all.
(c) It is the last hymn that Homer is believed to have written.
(d) It is half the length of the longest hymn.

15. Who reportedly witnessed the birth of Athena?
(a) Gods and animals, but not men.
(b) Men and animals, but not gods.
(c) Gods and men.
(d) Gods, men, and animals.

Short Answer Questions

1. What power does The Hymn to Poseidon discuss?

2. Which one of the following was Poseidon also known for?

3. As stated in the hymn, which King welcomes Demeter into his home?

4. Which manifestations of the sun are discussed in The Hymn to the Sun?

5. How is Demeter's wandering described as she searches for her daughter?

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