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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 chariot driver?
(a) He makes him his slave.
(b) He kills him.
(c) He ties him to a tree and leaves him.
(d) He shows mercy and lets him go.

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

3. Whom does Theseus send away on a boat?
(a) The king of Athens.
(b) The people of Eleusis.
(c) The soldiers of Eleusis.
(d) The queen and her children.

4. Why does Aigeus command the king and the priestess to keep Theseus' identity hidden?
(a) To raise him as a peasant.
(b) To enable him to have more sons.
(c) To keep him safe.
(d) To keep him from overtaking the throne.

5. What does the queen do after her fight with Theseus?
(a) She breaks down crying.
(b) She demands an apology.
(c) She becomes silent and submissive.
(d) She gets angry and leaves.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Theseus when he is sent to begin his service to Poseidon?

2. Who is Theseus' grandfather?

3. Who seeks to take the throne from Aigeus?

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

5. Where does Theseus' father rule?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

8. Describe one of the customs that is performed in Eleusis every year.

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

10. Describe the relationship between Theseus and Kannadis, concentrating on how Kannadis helps Theseus to understand Poseidon.

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