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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. In the story that Theseus' grandfather tells him, what befalls the city?
(a) A flood.
(b) An earthquake.
(c) A plague.
(d) A drought.

2. Why did King Minos' men take the smaller boys from Troizen?
(a) To work in the fields as laborers.
(b) To train them to be soldiers.
(c) To punish the people of Troizen.
(d) To be slaves for entertainment to run with the bulls.

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

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

5. Why does Theseus choose not to travel to Athens on the ship?
(a) He believes it would be faster to travel on land.
(b) He gets very sick on ships.
(c) He's offended by the words of the ship's captain.
(d) He realizes that the ship is not big enough.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gives Theseus a chariot driver?

2. What does the king invite Theseus to drink with him?

3. What does Theseus decide to do about revealing his true identity to the king?

4. Why does Theseus' mother not want Theseus to tell anyone along his journey who he is?

5. How does Theseus' grandfather feel when he learns Theseus didn't go on the ship?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe one of the customs that is performed in Eleusis every year.

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 becomes angry with his mother after she tells him to lift the stone.

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

6. Describe the connection between Theseus and Poseidon.

7. Describe what happens to make Queen Persephone cry in Book 2: Chapter 2.

8. Evaluate the impact of Theseus' relationship with Simo, describing how this relationship helped Theseus to grow.

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

10. Analyze the relationship between Theseus and Queen Persephone, concentrating on how she makes him feel.

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