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

2. Why does Theseus' mother not want Theseus to tell anyone along his journey who he is?
(a) She has many enemies that would kill him because he's her son.
(b) She fears they'd want him dead because he's heir to his father's kingdom.
(c) She worries he'd be robbed of his possessions.
(d) She fears a woman might seduce him because of his birthright.

3. What does the entire town watch Theseus and the queen doing?
(a) Eating.
(b) Fighting.
(c) Sharing a glass of wine.
(d) Making love.

4. How does the queen act when Theseus leaves for battle?
(a) Sad.
(b) Excited.
(c) Angry.
(d) Nervous.

5. After dealing with the chariot driver, who does Theseus fight in combat?
(a) Sinis.
(b) Simo.
(c) Xanthos.
(d) Pylas.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the king violently stop Theseus from doing?

2. How does Theseus' father agree to treat the people in Eleusis?

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

4. What is the name of the man who kills Theseus' friend?

5. After he returns home from battle, what does Theseus tell the queen?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Analyze the relationship between Theseus and his grandfather as Theseus grows from boy to man.

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

8. Describe the connection between Theseus and Poseidon.

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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