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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 men is Theseus bringing to help in his father's war?
(a) A thousand men.
(b) Three thousand men.
(c) Five hundred men.
(d) Five thousand men.

2. After he returns home from battle, what does Theseus tell the queen?
(a) He has to go to Athens to have the king cleanse him of his killing.
(b) He wants her to have his baby.
(c) He has to go to Athens to defeat the king.
(d) He is leaving her and not coming back.

3. Who is Theseus' mentor?
(a) Diokles.
(b) Kannadis.
(c) Pittheus.
(d) Simo.

4. What age is Theseus as he narrates the story?
(a) A teenager.
(b) A young man.
(c) A child.
(d) An old man.

5. Why does Theseus' mother call on an oracle to look at Theseus' journey?
(a) She wants to be able to tell him his future.
(b) She is hoping he will find gold.
(c) She wants to know if he'll be successful.
(d) She's worried for his safety.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why does Theseus decide to make friends with one of the neighboring kingdoms?

3. What do the people of the town pick someone to do every year?

4. What items does Theseus find under the rock?

5. How many women had Aigeus been married to before he met Theseus' mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Theseus' parents came together.

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

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

4. Evaluate Theseus' actions, concentrating on how much he has matured as king.

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

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

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

8. Recall a situation in Chapters 1-4 where Theseus' pride gets in the way.

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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