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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. Which disguise does Demeter use in the hymn?
(a) A bird.
(b) A bright light.
(c) An old woman.
(d) A star.

2. What job did Hephaistos have, according to the hymn?
(a) He is a painter.
(b) He is a scupltor.
(c) He is a carpenter.
(d) He is a blacksmith.

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

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

5. What does The Hymn to Zeus mainly focus on?
(a) Neither his wisdom nor his power.
(b) Only his power.
(c) His wisdom and power.
(d) Only his wisdom.

Short Answer Questions

1. As described by the poet, what kind of wings do Castor and Pollux use to shoot across the sky?

2. As explained in The Hymn to the Muses, which of the following's work are related to the Muses?

3. What metaphor is made to the sun's journey in The Hymn to the Sun?

4. What is another word that depicts the form of art that Athena is associated with?

5. What is the general tone of The Hymn to Zeus?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the main characteristics of Athena?

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

3. Who are the Muses and what influence do they have?

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

5. What type of goddess is Demeter and how many hymns are dedicated to her?

6. Who assists the poet in the beginning of The Hymn to the Moon, and what is the moon's name?

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

8. How does Anchises respond to Aphrodite's true identity and what is the result of their affair?

9. What metaphor is used to describe the moon in The Hymn to the Moon?

10. What happens when Aphrodite meets Anchises?

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