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Quiz

  1. Who is the queen of Eleusis?
      a. Iambe
      b. Metaneira
      c. Doso
      d. Kore
  2. What is the term for the things carried in the sacred caskets?
      a. talaria
      b. hiera
      c. kykeon
      d. kallichoron
  3. What was one of the most famous of women's festivals and the subject of a comedy by Aristophanes?
      a. Dionysia
      b. Lenaea
      c. Thesmophoria
      d. Panathenaea
  4. What has been claimed as the ultimate revelation in the Mysteries of Demeter?
      a. an ear of grain
      b. a loaf of bread
      c. a jug of wine
      d. a flower
  5. What city-state was intimately involved in the rites at Eleusis?
      a. Sparta
      b. Thebes
      c. Delphi
      d. Athens
  6. "According to the Homeric Hymn, Demeter at Eleusis tried to immortalize:"
      a. Celeus
      b. Demopho├Ân
      c. Triptolemus
      d. Diocles
  7. Which is not a name for the queen of the Underworld?
      a. Hecate
      b. Kore
      c. Proserpine
      d. Persephone
  8. Where is the chief sanctuary for the performance of Demeter's mysteries?
      a. Dodona
      b. Olympia
      c. Delphi
      d. Eleusis
  9. Why was Demeter's daughter required to spend a part of the year in the Underworld?
      a. She ate of the pomegranate.
      b. She had consummated her marriage with Hades.
      c. She had offended Zeus.
      d. She had to atone because Demeter had withheld fertility from the earth.
  10. What does the term hierophant refer to?
      a. the sacred object
      b. the ritual sacrifice
      c. the high priest
      d. the ritual prayer
  11. What is the kykeon?
      a. the pomegranate Persephone ate
      b. the altar of sacrifice
      c. the basket concealing the sacred objects
      d. the prescribed drink first mixed for Demeter
  12. "When Demeter first arrived at Eleusis, she stopped at:"
      a. the house of Celeus
      b. the Maiden Well
      c. her temple
      d. her altar
  13. Whom did Demeter select to spread her arts of agriculture?
      a. Iacchus
      b. Iambe
      c. Celeus
      d. Triptolemus
  14. Under what name does Demeter travel to Eleusis and the palace of Celeus?
      a. Doso
      b. Kore
      c. Iambe
      d. Ceres
  15. Who is credited with originating the Mysteries?
      a. Demophon
      b. Triptolemus
      c. Dionysus
      d. Orpheus
  16. Which is not another name for the god who rules the Underworld?
      a. Dis
      b. Pluto
      c. Plutus
      d. Hades
  17. Who finally told Demeter that Hades had carried off her daughter?
      a. Helius
      b. Hecate
      c. Rhea
      d. Hermes
  18. The father of Persephone is:
      a. Poseidon
      b. Ares
      c. Dionysus
      d. Zeus
  19. Demeter is a goddess of:
      a. night
      b. the moon
      c. rivers
      d. grain
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