Theogony and Works and Days Test | 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

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

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 3

Who is the audience Hesiod attempts to address in 'Works and Days' ? Why is it important for a writer to keep his or her audience in mind when creating a piece of art?

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