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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. Where does Theseus' father rule?
(a) Troizen.
(b) Athens.
(c) Hellene.
(d) Crete.

2. Who requested the death of Theseus?
(a) Aigeus.
(b) Pylas.
(c) Persephone.
(d) Sinis.

3. Why does Aigeus ask the king if he can go to the priestess?
(a) He has a great attraction for her and would like to make her his wife.
(b) He has no sons of his own and is certain the gods would grant one of this union.
(c) He wants to become king.
(d) He would like to ask her for advice.

4. Why does Theseus' mother call on an oracle to look at Theseus' journey?
(a) She wants to be able to tell him his future.
(b) She wants to know if he'll be successful.
(c) She is hoping he will find gold.
(d) She's worried for his safety.

5. After Theseus talks to his grandfather, how many days is it until a ship arrives at Troizen to take him to Athens?
(a) Thirty days.
(b) Fourteen days.
(c) Seven days.
(d) Three days.

Short Answer Questions

1. After a quarrel, what does Theseus offer to do for the queen?

2. How old is Theseus when he is sent to begin his service to Poseidon?

3. Of what city is Theseus' mother the chief priestess?

4. As Theseus heads back to his people, what does he discover the queen ordered?

5. In Theseus' dream, what does he use to move the rock?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how Theseus' chariot crashes on the battlefield.

2. Evaluate Theseus' actions, concentrating on how much he has matured as king.

3. Analyze the relationship between Theseus and Aigeus at their first meeting.

4. Explain why Theseus chose not to go on the ship where his grandfather had attained him a spot .

5. Explain Theseus' plan to get out of the kingdom without shaming his name.

6. Describe how Theseus' changes the government of Eleusis.

7. Describe how Xanthos tries to undermine Theseus after the first battle.

8. Explain why Theseus becomes angry with his mother after she tells him to lift the stone.

9. Describe two things that Theseus and Dexios encounter on Isthmus Road.

10. Describe how Theseus' parents came together.

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