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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. What is the name of Theseus' childhood friend who begs to come with him?
(a) Dexios.
(b) Simo.
(c) Pylas.
(d) Diokles.

2. What does the queen announce the oracle has proclaimed about Theseus' coming?
(a) He's come to pay homage to the king and queen.
(b) He's come to marry the queen.
(c) He's come to destroy the town.
(d) He's come to kill the current king.

3. After Theseus' friend is killed, he comes to a camp of _________.
(a) Young shepherds.
(b) Soldiers.
(c) Traveling gypsies.
(d) Merchants.

4. What does Theseus decide to do about revealing his true identity to the king?
(a) He decides not to tell him.
(b) He decides to tell him right away.
(c) He decides to wait.
(d) He can't decide.

5. What do the people of the town believe must happen every year?
(a) The queen must have another child.
(b) The queen must sacrifice one of her children.
(c) A new king must be crowned.
(d) A new queen must be crowned.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Theseus' mother call on an oracle to look at Theseus' journey?

2. How does Theseus kill the queen's brother?

3. What is the name of the queen's brother?

4. Who requested the death of Theseus?

5. Who is Theseus' father the son of?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain why the true identity of Theseus' lineage was hidden.

3. Evaluate how Theseus feels about women, giving two examples.

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

5. Explain the significance of Theseus' grandfather sacrificing the king horse.

6. Describe two different ways Persephone tries to have Theseus killed.

7. Recall what happens when Theseus meets Aigeus for the first time.

8. Explain the importance of Theseus' dream after a harper comes to the palace.

9. Distinguish the difference between Theseus killing the man on the side of the road and his killing Skiron.

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

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