Theogony and Works and Days Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Pandora release amongst the mortals when she lifts the lid off her jar?

2. Who does Justice tell Zeus about?

3. What happens to the silver generation when Zeus puts them away?

4. How many days of winter are there according to 'Works and Days'?

5. According to 'Works and Days', when should a father die if a second son is born?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Examine the ways women are described in Hesiod's work. How did the ancient Greeks view women? Site examples from the poems to enhance your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Zeus' role amongst the Gods. Why is Zeus the father of all Gods? Choose one time in Hesiod's poem that Zeus is mentioned. What role does Zeus play in that poem and why is that role important?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the concept of prophesy and how it is used in 'Theogony'. Is it possible to change a prophesy? Site examples from the poem to help your argument.

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