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

2. What is the moral of the fable in 'Works and Days'?
(a) Sinners will be punished.
(b) The meek shall inherit the earth.
(c) Don't try and withstand the stronger being.
(d) Fight till the finish.

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

4. Who does Hesiod write in 'Works and Days' that his brother should sacrifice to?
(a) Apollo.
(b) His village.
(c) The Muses.
(d) The Gods.

5. What is Hesiod's parting advice in 'Works and Days'?
(a) Follow the golden rule.
(b) Avoid offending the gods.
(c) Practice what you preach.
(d) Look for the Muses.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What do the race of men created by Cronos enjoy in 'Works and Days'

3. What does Hesiod suggest to his brother in 'Works and Days' to do if it is windy outside?

4. Who do the men in the silver generation refuse to serve?

5. Who finds the object in 'Works and Days' that Zeus hides from mortals?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the lands of badness and goodness as described in 'Works and Days'.

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

4. What does Prometheus steal from Zeus to give to mortals in 'Works and Days'?

5. What is Hesiod's final advice in 'Works and Days' ?

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

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

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

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

10. Who, according to 'Works and Days', reports to Zeus about the behavior of men?

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