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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. For what have the Crete men come to Athens?
2. What is the name of the bull god?
3. Who wants the king of Crete to die and is the one who is believed to have infected him?
4. During the bull dance, where do Theseus and another of the dancers get caught?
5. What is Theseus and the other cranes considered to be?
Short Essay Questions
1. Evaluate how much Theseus has grown as a leader in Crete.
2. Explain what Theseus learns about the customs and prophesies of the Creates.
3. Recall how the dancers obtain their bull.
4. Explain the relationship between Theseus and Ariadne.
5. Describe how Theseus is hurt during a bull dance.
6. Analyze the differences between Theseus and Asterion.
7. Explain why Asterion might have a grievance against Theseus.
8. Explain what Theseus does that makes Ariadne cry in Book 4: Chapter 7.
9. Describe the relationship between Ariadne and Asterion, concentrating on how their mother treated them.
10. Explain why Theseus is chosen to be the leader of the cranes.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What would you have done if you were forced to become a bull dancer? Would you have taken a leadership position like Theseus? What position would you have preferred to have and why (either leaper, chaser, or catcher)?
Essay Topic 2
Moira is an important symbol throughout The King Must Die. Theseus his dedicated to his belief of moira.
Part 1) Define moira, citing examples from the text where it's described.
Part 2) Explain how Theseus' belief in moira gives him freedom and how it hinders him.
Part 3) Describe how Theseus' belief in moira changes throughout the novel. Is he as passionate in the end of the novel as he is in the beginning?
Essay Topic 3
The gods are an essential component in The King Must Die in great and small ways.
Part 1) What are some examples from the text that show Theseus' devotion to his deity? How do his beliefs differ from the other characters?
Part 2) How can straying away from the gods be seen as forgetting what is important in life? What do the gods represent to the people (like in Eleusis and Troizen)?
Part 3) Crete is destroyed by an earthquake. Can this be seen as the god's wrath against a city that doesn't believe anymore? Is Theseus successful in life because of his strong beliefs?
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