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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Hesiod tell his brother to do, in 'Works and Days', if he wants wealth?
(a) Pray.
(b) Steal.
(c) Work.
(d) Murder.

2. What animal marks the time for plowing?
(a) The rooster.
(b) The pig.
(c) The sheep.
(d) The crane.

3. What is Hesiod's parting advice in 'Works and Days'?
(a) Practice what you preach.
(b) Avoid offending the gods.
(c) Follow the golden rule.
(d) Look for the Muses.

4. In the fable in 'Works and Days', who does the bird attack?
(a) A bear.
(b) A lion.
(c) A tiger.
(d) A nightingale.

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

6. In 'Works and Days', what should one wash before crossing a river?
(a) Their feet.
(b) Their face.
(c) Their hands.
(d) Their arms.

7. How close is the land of Badness?
(a) 500 miles.
(b) A lifetime away.
(c) Far away.
(d) Close.

8. How do the third generation, in 'Works and Days', become spirits?
(a) The Muses destroy them.
(b) A comet hits the earth.
(c) The Gods destroy them.
(d) They destroy each other.

9. What, in 'Works and Days', can man tell the difference between?
(a) Gods and mortals.
(b) Right and wrong.
(c) Left and right.
(d) Hades and heaven.

10. What does the fifth generation never rest from in 'Works and Days'?
(a) Praying.
(b) Labor.
(c) Eating.
(d) Sinning.

11. Why, in 'Works and Days', is it important to choose oxen that are a certain age?
(a) They are easily trained.
(b) They will not fight.
(c) They are just born.
(d) The will die soon.

12. What, according to 'Works and Days', does Hesiod say provides food and is not a disgrace?
(a) Farming.
(b) Praying.
(c) Stealing.
(d) Work.

13. In Hesiod's poem 'Works and Days', Hesiod suggests that farmers use ox. How old should oxen be when attached to the plow?
(a) 24.
(b) 1.
(c) 2.
(d) 9.

14. How close is the land of goodness?
(a) A lifetime away.
(b) Close.
(c) 20 miles.
(d) Far away.

15. In 'Works and Days', who does Hesiod say the God's will destroy?
(a) Those who take anothers wealth.
(b) Those who sin.
(c) Those who go to war.
(d) Those who murder.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Hesoid's brother?

2. According to 'Works and Days', who will punish those who are cruel?

3. What does Zeus provide man with in 'Works and Days'?

4. How many kinds of strife exist according to 'Works and Days'?

5. What does a little plus a little equal according to Hesiod in 'Works and Days'?

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