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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. How many kinds of strife exist according to 'Works and Days'?
(a) 1.
(b) 2.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

2. In 'Works and Days', what does Hesiod say his brother should build in the summer?
(a) Houses.
(b) Stairs.
(c) Temples.
(d) Barns.

3. 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.

4. Who is Justice?
(a) A mortal.
(b) Zeus's daughter.
(c) Athena's daughter.
(d) A Muse.

5. What does a little plus a little equal according to Hesiod in 'Works and Days'?
(a) A little.
(b) Much more.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Less than before.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In 'Works and Days', when does Hesiod tell his brother he should chop wood?

3. What race of men does Cronos create in 'Works and Days'?

4. How do the third generation, in 'Works and Days', become spirits?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. When will the Gods ignore a mortals prayers according to 'Works and Days'?

3. In 'Works and Days', why does Hesiod say sailing is best 50 days after the solstice?

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

5. Who, in 'Works and Days', does Hesiod tell his brother not to trust and why?

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

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

8. According to 'Works and Days', at what age should an ox be when bought and why?

9. Describe the fifth generation in 'Works and Days'.

10. 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?

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