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Quiz

  1. Who composed the Genealogiae?
      a. Ovid
      b. Vergil
      c. Hyginus
      d. Horace
  2. Which is Ovid's only work composed in the epic hexameter?
      a. Amores
      b. Metamorphoses
      c. Carmina
      d. Amores
  3. What was the name of Apollodorus' compendium of myth?
      a. Amores
      b. Metamorphoses
      c. Genealogiae
      d. Library
  4. Who raped then married Flora?
      a. Neptune
      b. Priapus
      c. Zephyrus
      d. Vertumnus
  5. Where may be the original home of the story of Pyramus and Thisbe
      a. Asia Minor
      b. Crete
      c. Greece
      d. Babylon
  6. Who was transformed into a fountain pining for her beloved brother Caunus?
      a. Mileta
      b. Byblis
      c. Telethusa
      d. Ianthe
  7. Alcyone had a dream that her husband:
      a. would leave her for another woman
      b. had been killed in battle
      c. was Apollo
      d. had been shipwrecked
  8. What was the fate of Alcyone?
      a. She drowned during a storm at sea.
      b. She was loved by Poseidon and bore twin sons.
      c. Centaurs attempted to carry her off at her wedding.
      d. She was transformed into a seabird that nests upon the wave.
  9. The relationship of Hero and Leander came to a tragic end when:
      a. Leander drowned in the Hellespont
      b. Leander was killed by a lion
      c. Hero was taken away by an eagle of Zeus
      d. "Hero killed Leander, thinking he was an intruder"
  10. Which of the following is true of the Baucis and Philemon?
      a. Philemon would swim the Hellespont each night to visit his beloved Baucis.
      b. They were an old couple rewarded for entertaining Zeus and Hermes unawares.
      c. They were lovers forbidden to marry one another by their parents.
      d. Baucis was tormented with forbidden love for her brother Philemon.
  11. Milanion (or Hippomenes) defeated Atalanta in a footrace by:
      a. tripping her just before the finish line
      b. dropping three golden apples for her to pick up
      c. putting drugs in her drink to make her tired
      d. tricking her into running the wrong course
  12. Where do Pyramus and Thisbe plan to meet outside their homes?
      a. at the oracle of Trophonius
      b. at the cave where Zeus was born
      c. at the tomb of Ninus
      d. at the pillars of Hercules
  13. What is the organizing principle of the Fasti?
      a. the festivals of the Roman calendar
      b. the transformations of gods and men
      c. the illicit love affairs of the gods
      d. the stories drawn from the Greek tragedians
  14. Pyramus' lover was:
      a. Caenis
      b. Echo
      c. Thisbe
      d. Atalanta
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