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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Based on the findings of archaeologists, which centuries have a gap between them where no writings have been found?
(a) The eighth and fourth.
(b) The twelfth and ninth.
(c) The eighth and second.
(d) The twelfth and seventh.

2. As stated in the hymn, who does Ares lead?
(a) All just men.
(b) Most loyal men.
(c) All loyal men.
(d) Most just men.

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

4. How does The Hymn to Ares end?
(a) With a riddle.
(b) With a prayer.
(c) With a song.
(d) With a prediction.

5. What name is Herakles also known as?
(a) Hippomedon.
(b) Helios.
(c) Hylas.
(d) Hercules.

Short Answer Questions

1. In The Hymn to Ares, what word is used to describe Ares's force?

2. What type of voice does the author ask Ares to help him restore?

3. What is Artemis's skill?

4. What fruit do the leaves sprout as Dionysus remains on the sailing ship?

5. What talent of Apollo is described in the first Hymn to Hermes?

Short Essay Questions

1. What other name is Herakles known as, and how is he born?

2. As explained in the Introduction, what is the purpose of The Homeric Hymns?

3. How is the Earth referred to in The Hymn to the Earth, and what is she praised for?

4. What does Hermes do with the cattle, and how do his mother and Apollo respond?

5. Who assists the poet in The Hymn to the Mother of the Gods, and what does it refer to?

6. How is Artemis's beauty portrayed in The Second Hymn to Artemis.

7. What happens during and after the "trial" of Hermes?

8. How long ago was the collection of The Homeric Hymns formed, and how many songs were compiled?

9. How is Asclepios described in The Hymn to Asclepios?

10. What is unique about the length of The Hymn to Hermes and what is Hermes known for?

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