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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 kills him.
(b) He does nothing.
(c) He follows him, but the man gets away.
(d) He wounds him badly but lets him leave.

2. What is the name of the next town Theseus travels to after leaving the camp?
(a) Megara.
(b) Eleusis.
(c) Nisos.
(d) Athens.

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

4. What items does Theseus find under the rock?
(a) Sandals and shield.
(b) Helmet and shield.
(c) Sword and sandals.
(d) Shield and sword.

5. Why does Theseus' mother need to give herself to the first man that is sent by the gods?
(a) To prove her humility.
(b) To atone for the neglect given to certain gods.
(c) To prove her devotion to the gods.
(d) To atone for her past sins.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Theseus hear the harper singing about?

2. What is the name of the king's woman?

3. What happens to the body of the person that's killed every year in the town?

4. Why does Theseus' mother not want Theseus to tell anyone along his journey who he is?

5. Why does Theseus' mother ask him to lift the altar stone?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the House of the Axe and how Theseus feels about being there.

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

4. Explain what the old woman in Aigeus' kingdom says to Theseus.

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

6. Define the relationship between Theseus and the cranes.

7. Describe the connection between Theseus and Poseidon.

8. Justify why Theseus obeys Poseidon's command.

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

10. Describe bull dancing, concentrating on the different roles of each dancer.

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