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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which Goddess, according to 'Theogony', has privileges amongst the heavens, earth and sea?
(a) Aretha.
(b) The titans.
(c) Hera.
(d) Hecate.

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

3. Who slays Geryones?
(a) Hera.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Athena.
(d) Hercules.

4. What are the names of the Cyclopes?
(a) Phoebe, Tethys and Arges.
(b) Brontes, Steroppes and Hera.
(c) Brontes, Steroppes and Arges.
(d) Phoebe, Tethys and Cronos.

5. Who is the hound of Hades?
(a) The Minotaur.
(b) Cerberus.
(c) Icarus.
(d) Meradus.

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

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

8. Who does Hesiod claim in 'Theogony' lives in the house of Zeus?
(a) Ocean's children.
(b) Styx's children.
(c) Kindle's children.
(d) Lake's children.

9. What creature does Hera raise to plague the Nemeans?
(a) A turtle.
(b) A wolf.
(c) A lion.
(d) A bear.

10. In 'Theogony', who kills Hydra?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Midas.
(d) Hercules.

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

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

13. Who eventually give Zeus thunder?
(a) Hera.
(b) Cronos.
(c) The Cyclopes.
(d) Earth.

14. Where is Zeus born?
(a) Lyetus of Crete.
(b) On top of a mountain.
(c) In heaven.
(d) Rome, Italy.

15. Where do the Muses live?
(a) On the River Styx.
(b) Mt. Olympus.
(c) Parthenon.
(d) Mt. Fuigi.

Short Answer Questions

1. What creatures are above Typhoeus' neck?

2. According to 'Theogony', what gift does Zeus give to humans?

3. Who kills Chimaera?

4. What gift do Apollo and the muses give humans in 'Theogony'?

5. How does Zeus punish men who marry according to 'Theogony'?

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