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The Homeric Hymns Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What century did the Ancient Greeks begin to use the alphabetic script?



2. What does the poet pray for at the end of The Hymn to Herakles?



3. How is Artemis's skill described in the second hymn?



4. Which one of the following is not included in the description of Hermes provided in The Second Hymn to Hermes?



5. Which argument does the poet describe in The Hymn to Dionysus?



Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Aphrodite attracted to and what is her plan?



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



3. Where is Dionysus captured in The Hymn to Dionysus?



4. How are Persephone and Demeter reunited and what are the conditions of Persephone's return?



5. What is the difficulty that Leto has in giving birth to Apollo?



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



7. What are the varying lengths of the hymns?



8. What are the circumstances surrounding Pan's birth and how is he described in The Hymn to Pan?



9. How is Artemis's beauty portrayed in The Second Hymn to Artemis.



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



Essay Topics

The Hymn to Ares introduces a thought provoking theory about war and peace.

1) Describe how The Hymn to Ares is different in style from the other hymns in the collection and the possible reasons why the poet chose to write it in this style.

2) Explain what Ares is known for and why the poet thinks Ares can provide help in gaining courage.

3) Analyze the request made by the poet at the end of The Hymn to Ares and the idea of how fighting wars might lead to peace.

Explain how and why myths were written to be entertaining using the hymns to provide examples. Also, analyze the possible results of the myths and their effectiveness if they were not designed to be as entertaining, or could not maintain a person's interest.

Analyze the main differences between major gods and minor gods by explaining the characteristics of each. Also, include descriptions of The Hymn to Asclepios and The Hymn to Pan as examples of the minor gods and what they represent to the poet and Greek myths.

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