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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. What do the race of men created by Cronos enjoy in 'Works and Days'
(a) All good things.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Women.
(d) All bad things.

2. Hesiod writes about a fable in 'Works and Days'. What bird is Hesiod's fable about?
(a) A sparrow.
(b) An eagle.
(c) A canary.
(d) A mockingbird.

3. In 'Works and Days', what is the third generation like?
(a) Strong and violent.
(b) Weak and sad.
(c) Wise and gentle.
(d) Foolish and silly.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hesiod say is the best type of man in his poem 'Works and Days'?

2. In 'Works and Days', what does Hesiod say his brother should build in the summer?

3. In 'Works and Days', what is the name of the maiden Zeus prepares for the mortals?

4. In 'Works and Days', what does Hesiod accuse his brother of?

5. Who does Justice tell Zeus about?

Short Essay Questions

1. In 'Works and Days', what are the two types of strife according to Hesiod?

2. Describe the golden generation as written about in 'Works and Days'.

3. Why, in 'Works and Days', does Hesiod tell his brother he needs a large ship if he becomes a seafarer?

4. What, according to 'Works and Days', should be avoided during the harvest time?

5. Describe the fourth generation as written about in 'Works and Days'.

6. Describe the creation of Pandora in 'Works and Days'. Why does Zeus create her?

7. Describe the silver generation in 'Works and Days'.

8. Describe what happens in the summertime in the poem 'Works and Days'.

9. Why, in 'Works and Days', does Hesiod tell his brother to turn his eyes away from his neighbor's riches?

10. What, in 'Works and Days', does Hesiod accuse his brother of doing?

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