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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What suffers as a result of Demeter's quest to find her daughter?
(a) The crops of the whole world.
(b) Only the crops of Greece.
(c) Only the crops of Rome and Greece.
(d) Nothing.

2. Which one of the following is a term used by the poet to characterize Zeus?
(a) The original.
(b) The incomparable.
(c) The greatest.
(d) The best.

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

4. Which one of the following is not something that Demeter is known for?
(a) Earth.
(b) Agriculture.
(c) Sea.
(d) Mother.

5. 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 golden chariot.
(d) A speeding star.

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

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

8. How many hymns are there to Athena?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) One.

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

10. According to the hymn, what does Hephaistos do for the men he represents?
(a) He makes their work easier, but still not widely accepted.
(b) He makes their work easier and more widely accepted.
(c) He has no effect on them.
(d) He makes their work widely accepted, but not easier.

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

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

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

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. As stated in The Hymn to Aphrodite, what is Athena known for?

2. Who is Demeter's daughter?

3. In The Hymn to the Moon, what analogy is made to the moon?

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

5. Whose origin does The Hymn to the Sun describe?

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