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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. In The Hymn to Ares, what word is used to describe Ares's force?
2. When does Hermes reportedly kill a large turtle?
(a) The week after he is born.
(b) The day after he is born.
(c) Two days after he is born.
(d) Two weeks after he is born.
3. According to the evidence presented in the Introduction, what are some of the hymns most likely a prelude for?
(a) A shorter poem.
(b) Another book by Homer.
(c) Another book by a different author.
(d) A longer poem.
4. Which god did the Homeridae feature in their preludes?
5. Which argument does the poet describe in The Hymn to Dionysus?
(a) The argument between Dionysus and the captain.
(b) The argument between Dionysus, the helmsman, and the captain.
(c) The argument between the helmsman and the captain.
(d) The argument between Dionysus and the helmsman.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Artemis's skill?
2. In the opinion of the author, how does Hera's power compare to the influence of her husband?
3. What does Apollo give to Hermes towards the end of the first hymn?
4. What name is Herakles also known as?
5. Who jumps overboard after Dionysus's transformation?
Short Essay Questions
1. As explained in the Introduction, what is the purpose of The Homeric Hymns?
2. Why do some historians think that Homer did not actually write his poems?
3. What is the argument between the helmsman and the captain that is described in The Hymn to Dionysus?
4. What happens during and after the "trial" of Hermes?
5. What are the circumstances surrounding Pan's birth and how is he described in The Hymn to Pan?
6. What is different about the way The Hymn to Ares begins and what is Ares known for?
7. According to The Hymn to the Earth, how do the Earth's blessings manifest?
8. What interesting request does the poet have for Ares?
9. What is Artemis's skill and how is it described?
10. What is unique about the length of The Hymn to Hermes and what is Hermes known for?
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