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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 hymn, how many goddesses are there that Aphrodite cannot influence?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) None.
(d) One.

2. According to the poet of the hymns, who is responsible for Aphrodite's desire for mortal men?
(a) Hestia.
(b) Poseidon.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Hera.

3. How is Zeus described by the poet in The Hymn to Zeus?
(a) The strongest of all.
(b) The most famous of all.
(c) The most popular of all.
(d) The most remembered of all.

4. 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 fortune.
(c) Happiness and knowledge.
(d) Good luck and happiness.

5. In The Hymn to the Moon, what analogy is made to the moon?
(a) A shooting star.
(b) A chariot.
(c) A bright wedge.
(d) A piece of cheese.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many hymns are there to Athena?

2. When does Aphrodite say that Aeneas, the child she has with Anchises, will be able to return to earth?

3. What name does the poet give to the moon?

4. What is Anchises's initial reaction when he learns Aphrodite's true identity?

5. Which one of the following is not included by the poet in the list of people that the Muses favor?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Hephaistos and what is he known for?

2. How is The Hymn to Zeus written and how is Zeus defined in it?

3. What powers are described in The Hymn to Poseidon?

4. How many hymns are written about Hestia and what is she praised for?

5. How is Athena's birth described in The Hymn to Athena?

6. In what way does Hestia's power or presence compare to that of the other gods and goddesses?

7. What does the poet pray for at the end of The Hymn to Poseidon?

8. What is the explanation of the seasons according to the myths?

9. What happens to Demeter's daughter and how does Demeter initially respond?

10. What is Aphrodite known for, and which three goddesses cannot be influenced by her?

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