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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 Hesiod's poem 'Works and Days', what does Zeus make man better than?
(a) Beasts.
(b) The Mountains.
(c) Gods.
(d) The heavens.

2. What does Hesiod tell his brother to do, in 'Works and Days', if he wants wealth?
(a) Murder.
(b) Pray.
(c) Steal.
(d) Work.

3. What does Hesiod say is the best type of man in his poem 'Works and Days'?
(a) One who is poor.
(b) One who considers himself.
(c) One who is charitable.
(d) One who is wealthy.

4. What, in 'Works and Days', can man tell the difference between?
(a) Gods and mortals.
(b) Hades and heaven.
(c) Left and right.
(d) Right and wrong.

5. Who is Hesoid's brother?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Plato.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Perses.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What, in 'Works and Days', does Hesiod tell his brother to turn his head away from?

3. In 'Works and Days', how do members of the fourth generation die?

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

5. Hesiod discusses the plow season in 'Works and Days'. During the plowing season when will a worker rise?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Who does Hesiod address 'Works and Days' to?

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

6. What does 'Works and Days' suggest a good man listens to?

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

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

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

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

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