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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the most awful child of Earth and Heaven?
(a) Cronos.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Star.
(d) Night.

2. How many muses are there?
(a) 15.
(b) 3.
(c) 50.
(d) 9.

3. Who follows Aphrodite after her birth in 'Theogony'?
(a) Zeus and Hera.
(b) Eros and Jealousy.
(c) Apollo.
(d) Eros and Desire.

4. According to 'Theogony', who springs forth from Medusa's wounds?
(a) Jupiter.
(b) Hercules and Plato.
(c) Chrysaor and Pegasus.
(d) Roman.

5. How does Hesiod explain in 'Theogony' that Aphrodite is formed?
(a) From diamonds.
(b) From clay.
(c) From falling stars.
(d) From sea foam.

6. Apollo and the Muses give a gift to humans in 'Theogony'? Why did they give this gift?
(a) To end sorrow.
(b) To give them knowledge.
(c) To make beauty.
(d) To entertain them.

7. What is the job of the Muses that 'Theogony' deems most important?
(a) Sing to Zeus.
(b) Feed dew to heaven-chosen princes.
(c) Create poetry for the Greeks.
(d) Feed Zeus grapes.

8. What is Athena's greatest gift?
(a) Love.
(b) War.
(c) The arts.
(d) Knowledge.

9. Who gives birth to Heaven, Hills and Pontius?
(a) Earth.
(b) Chaos.
(c) Night.
(d) Moon.

10. Who is Hecate the nurse of?
(a) The sick.
(b) The sad.
(c) The old.
(d) The young.

11. In 'Theogony', how long do Zeus and Mnemosyne lay together prior to conceiving the Muses?
(a) Nine nights.
(b) Thirty nights.
(c) Twenty nights.
(d) Two nights.

12. Who kills Chimaera?
(a) Permethus.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Pegasus and Bellerophone.
(d) Hercules.

13. Hesiod tells the audience about a prophecy in 'Theogony.' What does Zeus do to his father that Earth and Heaven predicted?
(a) Overpowers him.
(b) Hugs him.
(c) Murders him.
(d) Kisses him.

14. Who gives birth to the Cyclopes?
(a) Night.
(b) Earth.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Cronos.

15. How did the Titans receive their name?
(a) From their father.
(b) From the Earth.
(c) From a fearful deed they committed.
(d) From Zeus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Muses give the speaker in 'Theogony'?

2. What does Zeus distribute to the immortals in 'Theogony'?

3. What is the speaker of 'Theogony' supposed to celebrate?

4. Who eventually give Zeus thunder?

5. What prophecy do Heaven and Earth tell Cronus about in 'Theogony'?

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