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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What should be avoided during harvest time according to 'Works and Days'?
(a) Staying up late.
(b) Sleeping until dawn.
(c) Alcohol.
(d) Hard work.

2. Who do the men in the silver generation refuse to serve?
(a) Queens.
(b) Muses.
(c) Gods.
(d) Kings.

3. According to 'Works and Days', what does Zeus hide from men?
(a) Life.
(b) Shelter.
(c) Water.
(d) Fire.

4. How many heads does Chimaera have?
(a) 10.
(b) 20.
(c) 8.
(d) 3.

5. At the end of Theogony, who does the speaker ask the Muses to sing about?
(a) Women.
(b) Monsters.
(c) Children.
(d) Men.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the speaker praise in the beginning of 'Theogony' ?

2. In 'Theogony', how long do Zeus and Mnemosyne lay together prior to conceiving the Muses?

3. What does Zeus receive as a reward in 'Theogony' for murdering Cronus?

4. Who, in 'Works and Days', teaches Zeus's maiden for the mortals about deceit?

5. In 'Works and Days', who does Hesiod tell his brother not to trust?

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