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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. Who does the moon apparently have an affair with, creating a daughter in the process?
(a) Ares.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Neptune.
(d) Zeus.

2. In the story, how does Aphrodite disguise herself in order to get close to Anchises?
(a) As a mortal girl.
(b) As another goddess.
(c) As a girl that Anchises knows.
(d) As a girl that Anchises once knew.

3. Who does the poet praise in The Second Hymn to Demeter?
(a) Only Demeter's daughter.
(b) Neither Demeter nor her daughter.
(c) Demeter and her daughter.
(d) Only Demeter.

4. How does Aphrodite think that Aeneas will be treated by the gods?
(a) Normally.
(b) Poorly.
(c) He will be ignored.
(d) Well.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In The Hymn to Aphrodite, what job does Anchises have?

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

4. Based on the information provided in The Hymns to the Dioscuri, who do Castor and Pollux protect?

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

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

3. What does the Dioscuri refer to in the two hymns to Dioscuri?

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

5. How is the birth of Aphrodite explained in The Second Hymn to Aphrodite?

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

7. What are the main characteristics of Athena?

8. Which lesson does The Hymn to Hephaistos illustrate?

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

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

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