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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. Who is going to send a message to Theseus' father, asking for help in stopping the son of the king of Crete?
2. What happens in the last month of bull dancer training?
3. What do Theseus and the bull dancers smuggle and begin to hide?
4. What is one place that Theseus finds useful on his way to meet his lover?
5. Why does Theseus not accept the gifts at the dinner party?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe King Minos and what he tells Theseus in their first meeting.
2. Explain why Theseus' bull, Herakles, was acting funny.
3. Describe the House of the Axe and how Theseus feels about being there.
4. Describe what Theseus and the cranes do to cause a scene when they arrive at Crete.
5. Define the relationship between Theseus and the cranes.
6. Describe what Theseus does when the men from Crete come for their tribute and why.
7. Recall what Theseus learns about bull dancing while traveling to Crete.
8. Evaluate how much Theseus has grown as a leader in Crete.
9. Explain what Theseus learns about Asterion's true identity.
10. Recall how the dancers obtain their bull.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are four different societies depicted in The King Must Die: Troizen, Eleusis, Athens, and Crete. Choose two to compare and contrast in an essay. What deities do the people worship? What rituals do they perform? How does Theseus feel about each society? Which society would you choose to be a member of if you lived in that era?
Essay Topic 2
The narrator of The King Must Die is also a participant in the story. Analyze how different the story would be if told from an observer and non-participant point of view.
Essay Topic 3
In Eleusis Queen Persephone rules, and the people care nothing for the king. Queen Persephone is very intelligent and powerful.
Part 1) Describe what kind of leader the queen is. What are her beliefs, strengths and weaknesses?
Part 2) Describe how Queen Persephone's character changes throughout the story; cite examples from the text.
Part 3) Explain how Queen Persephone is important to the overall story and how she has affected Theseus' life; cite examples from the text.
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