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

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

3. In 'Works and Days', what makes both Gods and men angry?
(a) War.
(b) Foolishness.
(c) Idleness.
(d) Sin.

4. What trade does Hesiod offer to teach his brother in 'Works and Days'?
(a) Pottery.
(b) Carpentry.
(c) Sculpting
(d) Trading.

5. What does Hesiod suggest to his brother in 'Works and Days' to do if it is windy outside?
(a) Not complain.
(b) Breathe deeply.
(c) Quit.
(d) Finish his work quickly.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many days of winter are there according to 'Works and Days'?

2. In 'Works and Days', what should one wash before crossing a river?

3. What will happen to those that judge straight according to 'Works and Days'?

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

5. In 'Works and Days', what does plowing too late in the season result in?

Short Essay Questions

1. In 'Works and Days', what should happen when Orion appears?

2. At what time of year, in 'Works and Days', does Hesiod say his brother should avoid being outside? When is it alright to be outside?

3. Who should farmers pray to in order to increase their grain supply?

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Hesiod tell his brother in 'Works and Days', the Gods detest?

10. What happens when Pandora opens her box?

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