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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 the king invite Theseus to drink with him?
(a) Wine.
(b) Beer.
(c) Water.
(d) Fruit juice.

2. What does Theseus do for his men after they defeat the city?
(a) Allows them a day to do as they please.
(b) Gives them all new weapons.
(c) Throws a banquet for them to celebrate.
(d) Gives them his own rewards, leaving none for himself.

3. What is the relationship of Diokles and Theseus?
(a) Father and son.
(b) Uncle and nephew.
(c) Brothers.
(d) Grandfather and grandson.

4. Why does Theseus' mother ask him to lift the altar stone?
(a) So it's out of her way.
(b) So she can retrieve her long lost treasure.
(c) So she can tell him who his father is.
(d) So she can hide her valuables.

5. Who is Theseus' grandfather?
(a) King Pittheus.
(b) Aigeus.
(c) King Minos.
(d) Diokles.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. When Theseus is 7-years-old, what animal does his grandfather sacrifice in a ceremony?

5. Whom do Theseus and his friend run into as they begin their journey?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe what King Aigeus does after seeing Theseus' ship returning to Athens.

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

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

4. Recall what Theseus learns about bull dancing while traveling to Crete.

5. Explain what Theseus learns about Asterion's true identity.

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

7. Compare two events where Theseus is somewhat harsh in his mannerisms.

8. Describe the relationship between Ariadne and Asterion, concentrating on how their mother treated them.

9. Explain why Theseus is chosen to be the leader of the cranes.

10. Recall what Theseus feels Poseidon commanded him to do when returning to Athens.

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