Theogony and Works and Days Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Who does Hesiod say teaches Zeus's maiden for the mortals about finery in 'Works and Days'?

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

3. What is Hesiod's parting advice in 'Works and Days'?

4. In what season does 'Work and Days' suggest a wagon be built?

5. Hesiod writes about a fable in 'Works and Days'. What bird is Hesiod's fable about?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe what happens in the summertime in the poem 'Works and Days'.

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

4. What happens when Orion and Sirius enter mid-heaven according to Hesiod's 'Works and Days'?

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

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

7. What happens when Pandora opens her box?

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

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

10. Hesiod writes about the different generations in 'Works and Days'. Describe the third generation.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of the Gods or Goddess Hesiod mentions in his poem. Explain the history of that God or Goddess and how they came to be. Explain why mortals worshiped that particular God or Goddess and what interaction the God or Goddesses had with the mortals, if any.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss two possible conflicts within 'Works and Days' and provide examples from the text that support your position.

Essay Topic 3

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

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