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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What gift do Apollo and the muses give humans in 'Theogony'?

2. Who gives birth to Themisto, Pronoe and Nemertes?

3. Who is the most awful child of Earth and Heaven?

4. Where does Zeus tie Prometheus?

5. Who is the first of Ocean's children to help Zeus fight the Titans in 'Theogony'?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Hesiod tell the Muses to sing about at the end of 'Theogony'?

2. What prophecy does Cronos learn about his son in 'Theogony'? Describe the situation surrounding Zeus' birth.

3. Which God is responsible for holding up the heavens?

4. In 'Theogony', who delivers princes to the mortals?

5. Name three of the offspring of Night.

6. Name three of the offspring of Strife.

7. Describe Medusa and her death according to 'Theogony'.

8. Who does Hesiod give praise to at the start of 'Theogony'? Who is this person?

9. Name three of the offspring of Thaumas and Electra.

10. In 'Theogony', how is it that Ocean's daughter Styx comes to live in the house of Zeus?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss what the title 'Theogony' means including the origin of the word. Why is the title relevant to the poem?

Essay Topic 2

Describe each of the generations in 'Works and Days' and how each generation interacts with the Gods.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast the creation story in 'Theogony' to that of another creation story of your choosing. How is Greek mythology similar to other creation stories?

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