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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Theseus' father send an invitation to Theseus?
(a) To invite him to a banquet in his honor.
(b) To invite Theseus' mother to a party.
(c) To invite Theseus' mother to come live in Athens.
(d) To invite him to the celebration of his new son's birth.
2. With what does Theseus kill the king?
(a) Sacred arrow.
(b) Sacred ax.
(c) Sacred sword.
(d) Sacred dagger.
3. Theseus has heard that if a dancer lasts _____ years the goddess sets them free.
4. As a bull dancer, what does Theseus decide he wants to be?
(a) A chaser.
(b) A dancer.
(c) A catcher.
(d) A leaper.
5. How is Theseus feeling while waiting to hear news of the king's death?
6. What does Theseus and his kinsmen practice on the ship?
(c) A dance.
(d) Speed drills.
7. Who does the queen sleep with that angers the king?
(a) A rival king.
(b) His brother.
(c) A young bull dancer.
(d) His best friend.
8. Who is going to send a message to Theseus' father, asking for help in stopping the son of the king of Crete?
(b) A bard who's singing in the palace.
9. What happens to Theseus after the bull dance?
(a) He is killed.
(b) He runs away.
(c) He is banished from bull dancing.
(d) He is hurt but lives.
10. What does Theseus think of the person who tells him the gods favor him?
(a) This person is old and senile.
(b) This person is gentle and kind.
(c) This person is cruel.
(d) This person is funny.
11. What is the king wearing when the Theseus and his kinsmen first see him in the House of the Axe?
(a) An ornate horse mask.
(b) An ornate bull mask.
(c) An ornate eagle mask.
(d) An ornate dragon mask.
12. Who are the children of the king and queen of Crete?
(a) Herakles and Corinth.
(b) Ariadne and Herakles.
(c) Asterion and Ariadne.
(d) Theseus and Asterion.
13. After three months of bull dancing, who calls Theseus to his home to dine?
14. Who gave the bull medicine to make him mad?
15. What is the name of the palace where the bull dancers will be training?
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the name of the girl wearing a goddess outfit in Crete that Theseus is attracted to?
2. What disease afflicts the king of Crete?
3. What color of flag does Theseus' father ask Theseus to run up on the ship if he returns?
4. What happens when Theseus and his kinsmen are allowed to watch the bull dance?
5. Who does Theseus' lover take him to see in a secret lair under the palace?
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