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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In 'Theogony', what story does the speaker ask the Muses to tell him first?
(a) Who invented the wheel.
(b) How the rain came.
(c) How the first gods and earth came to be.
(d) How fire was invented.

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

3. What prophecy do Heaven and Earth tell Cronus about in 'Theogony'?
(a) That he will be overthrown by his son.
(b) That he will rule the gods.
(c) That he will live forever.
(d) That he will be overthrown by his daughter.

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

5. Whose conception does the speaker write about at the start of 'Theogony'?
(a) The Muses.
(b) Hercules.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Euarne.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens in 'Theogony' when Zeus murders Cronus?

2. How many heads does Geryones have?

3. How many muses are there?

4. How is Medusa killed in 'Theogony'?

5. How many heads does Chimaera have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which children does Heaven hate in 'Theogony'? Where does she hide those children?

2. Whose conception does Hesiod describe at the start of 'Theogony'? What are the details of this conception?

3. In 'Theogony', which God is known as the Old Man? What do we know about his personality?

4. Which are Zeus' favorite son and daughter? What are their strengths?

5. Who does Hesiod tell the Muses to sing about at the end of 'Theogony'?

6. What revenge does Earth take upon Heaven in 'Theogony'? What happens as a result of this revenge?

7. What does Hesiod ask the Muses to tell him about in 'Theogony'?

8. Who does Hesiod claim gave him his voice in 'Theogony'?

9. Why are singers delivered to earth in 'Theogony'? What do the singers sing about?

10. Name three of the offspring of Night.

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