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

3. What happens to the silver generation when Zeus puts them away?
(a) They become guardians of mortals.
(b) They become the blessed spirits of the underworld.
(c) They go to Hades.
(d) They become guardians of Gods.

4. How many people, in 'Works and Days', can Zeus provide wealth to?
(a) 24.
(b) Very few.
(c) 1002.
(d) A great number.

5. Who, in 'Works and Days', should plow men pray to in order to obtain good crops?
(a) Adonis and Zeus.
(b) Athena and Hercules.
(c) Apollo and Athena.
(d) Zeus and Demeter.

6. In 'Works and Days', what does plowing too late in the season result in?
(a) No money.
(b) A bankrupt farm.
(c) A draught.
(d) A small yield.

7. What, in 'Works and Days', does Hesiod tell his brother to turn his head away from?
(a) His neighbor's wife.
(b) Sin.
(c) Murder.
(d) Other's property.

8. How many days of winter are there according to 'Works and Days'?
(a) 29.
(b) 95.
(c) 30.
(d) 60.

9. What does a good servant do during plow time according to 'Works and Days'?
(a) Cut crops.
(b) Water plants.
(c) Hide seeds.
(d) Feed the farmer.

10. In 'Works and Days', what should the slaves do when Orion appears?
(a) Churn the butter.
(b) Run.
(c) Cut the corn.
(d) Winnow the grain.

11. What happens to the spirits of the men Cronos creates?
(a) They become guardians of the Gods.
(b) They become guardians of the Muses.
(c) They become the guardians of mortal men.
(d) They go to Hades.

12. Who, in 'Works and Days', teaches Zeus's maiden for the mortals about deceit?
(a) Athena.
(b) Hermes.
(c) Coach.
(d) Aphrodite.

13. In 'Works and Days', how do members of the fourth generation die?
(a) During an earthquake.
(b) At the hands of Zeus.
(c) At war.
(d) At sea.

14. What does Hesiod say is the best type of man in his poem 'Works and Days'?
(a) One who is wealthy.
(b) One who is charitable.
(c) One who is poor.
(d) One who considers himself.

15. How many sources does the speaker in 'Works and Days' say men and mortals spring from?
(a) 5.
(b) 2.
(c) 10.
(d) 1.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Justice?

2. How many goods does Hesiod advise his brother to keep at home?

3. According to 'Works and Days', where does Zeus place the survivors of the fourth generation?

4. What does Hesiod advise his brother to do in 'Works and Days'?

5. What, in 'Works and Days', is the fifth generation made of?

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