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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As described by the poet, what kind of wings do Castor and Pollux use to shoot across the sky?
(a) Gold.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Bronze.
(d) Orange.

2. Whose house does the poet mention at the end of The Second Hymn to Hestia because it is blessed by Hestia?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Ares.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Poseidon.

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

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

5. What does the poet ask to be blessed with at the conclusion of the final Hymn to Athena?
(a) Good luck and wealth.
(b) Happiness and knowledge.
(c) Happiness and fortune.
(d) Good luck and happiness.

6. Where did the men live that Hephaistos represents in the hymn?
(a) On boats.
(b) In shacks.
(c) In the mountains.
(d) In caves.

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

8. As explained in the hymn, how did the witnesses of Athena's birth respond to the event?
(a) With laughter.
(b) With sadness.
(c) With silence.
(d) With fear.

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

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

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

12. How does Aphrodite think that Aeneas will be treated by the gods?
(a) Poorly.
(b) He will be ignored.
(c) Normally.
(d) Well.

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

14. What is the general tone of The Hymn to Zeus?
(a) Organized.
(b) Simple.
(c) Complex.
(d) Confusing.

15. How many seeds does Demeter's daughter eat before returning?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the poem in The Third Hymn to Aphrodite describe?

2. As explained in The Second Hymn to Aphrodite, how was Aphrodite born?

3. How is Hephaistos described in The Hymn to Hephaistos?

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

5. According to the poet of the hymns, who is responsible for Aphrodite's desire for mortal men?

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