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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Works and Days.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 'Theogony', what do Tethys and Ocean's children become?
(a) Rivers.
(b) Ponds.
(c) Pools.
(d) Lakes.

2. What race of men does Cronos create in 'Works and Days'?
(a) A golden race.
(b) A metal race.
(c) A bronze race.
(d) A silver race.

3. Why is Earth mad at Heaven in 'Theogony'?
(a) She disobeyed him.
(b) She betrayed him.
(c) She hid his sons.
(d) She has an affair.

4. Which son, according to 'Theogony', decides to betray Heaven and help Earth recover his sons?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Eros.
(c) Night.
(d) Cronus.

5. Who does Hesiod say constructs Zeus' maiden for the mortals in 'Works and Days'?
(a) Hephaestru.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Athena.
(d) Hera.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 'Works and Days', who does Hermes deliver the maiden Zeus constructs to?

2. Who does Justice tell Zeus about?

3. What, in 'Works and Days', does Hesiod say his brother should avoid in the winter?

4. What, according to 'Works and Days', are the men in the silver generation like?

5. In 'Works and Days', what makes both Gods and men angry?

(see the answer key)

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