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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 does Theseus do to the man who kills his friend?
(a) He follows him, but the man gets away.
(b) He does nothing.
(c) He wounds him badly but lets him leave.
(d) He kills him.

2. Who is Theseus' father the son of?
(a) Kekrops.
(b) Minos.
(c) Pittheus.
(d) Pandion.

3. What does the oracle announce about Theseus' journey?
(a) Theseus will meet trouble and it will be serious but that the journey will not take his life.
(b) Theseus will be afflicted with sickness and will die.
(c) Theseus will gain riches and acquire a new kingdom.
(d) Theseus will make many friends along the way and will be very successful.

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

5. How old is Theseus when he is sent to begin his service to Poseidon?
(a) 8 years old.
(b) 16 years old.
(c) 10 years old.
(d) 13 years old.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Theseus go to war against?

3. After Theseus talks to his grandfather, how many days is it until a ship arrives at Troizen to take him to Athens?

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

5. Who is Theseus' grandfather?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Recall what the oracle announces about Theseus' journey.

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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