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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. How many women had Aigeus been married to before he met Theseus' mother?
(a) Four.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

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

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 gain riches and acquire a new kingdom.
(c) Theseus will be afflicted with sickness and will die.
(d) Theseus will make many friends along the way and will be very successful.

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

5. How does Theseus kill the queen's brother?
(a) Chops off his head.
(b) A spear in his heart.
(c) A spear in his back.
(d) A spear in his side.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Theseus continually pray to Poseidon about?

2. What does Theseus do to the chariot driver?

3. Why must the entire town watch Theseus and the queen?

4. What is Theseus' house called?

5. Why does Aigeus ask the king if he can go to the priestess?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Define the relationship between Theseus and Xanthos.

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

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

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

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

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

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