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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 one of the following is Athena known for?
(a) Forests.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Sea.
(d) Fire.

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

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

4. What does the poet ask to be blessed with at the conclusion of the final Hymn to Athena?
(a) Good luck and happiness.
(b) Happiness and fortune.
(c) Good luck and wealth.
(d) Happiness and knowledge.

5. As explained in the hymn, how did the witnesses of Athena's birth respond to the event?
(a) With fear.
(b) With sadness.
(c) With laughter.
(d) With silence.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many hymns are there to Athena?

2. What do all of the hymns in this section (The Hymn to Hephaistos, The Hymn to Poseidon, The Hymn to Zeus, and The Hymn to the Muses) have in common?

3. Who is Demeter's daughter?

4. Which manifestations of the sun are discussed in The Hymn to the Sun?

5. According to the poet, what type of sign is the monthly occurrence of a full moon?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Which lesson does The Hymn to Hephaistos illustrate?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does Demeter encounter King Celeus and Metanira?

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