1. The gods in Greek
mythology reside and convene where?
a) Valhalla  b) Midgaurd  c) Hades 
d) Mount Olympus
2. Which is NOT true of the goddess Thetis?
a) she had an affair
with Zeus  b) she raised Hephaestus  c) she is the mother of Achilles  d) she is queen of the nymphs
3. This goddess is Zeus’ sister/wife.
a) Thetis  b) Athena  c) Hera 
d) Aphrodite
4. This goddess had an affair with the god
of war behind her husband’s back.
Thetis  b) Athena  c) Hera 
d) Aphrodite
5. This god killed his father to become
ruler of Olympus.
a) Zeus 
b) Poseidon  c) Cronus  d) Rhea
6. This jovial god left Olympus to find
perfect ingredients for wine.
Hades  b) Hermes  c) Dionysus  d) Hephaestus  e) Ares
7. Although he is an Olympian, this god of
death resides in the underworld.
a) Hades  b)
Hermes  c) Dionysus  d) Hephaestus  e) Ares
8. He is the god of metalwork and designed
Achilles’ shield and armor.
Hades  b) Hermes  c) Dionysus  d) Hephaestus  e) Ares
9. He is the messenger god, distinguished
by his winged sandals.
Hades  b) Hermes  c) Dionysus  d) Hephaestus  e) Ares
10. Which of these is not a child of Zeus?
a) Apollo  b) Ares 
c) Herekles d) Achilles

11. This goddess favored the Greek army
and scorned Zeus for favoring the Trojans.
a) Athena 
b) Thetis  c) Hera  d) Aphrodite
12. Why does Achiles refuse to fight in the Trojan
a) he does not believe in the cause  b) he was tired of killing  c) Agamenón stole his prize from war  d) he doesn’t stop fighting
13. This god opposed Achilles because Achilles
desecrated his temple.
a) Zeus 
b) Mercury  c) Poseidon  d) Cronus 
e) Apollo
14. This woman’s face “launched 1000
ships,” i.e. caused the Trojan War.
a) Helen of Troy  b) Chysius  c) Bryssius  d) Thetis
15. His body was dragged behind Achilles’
chariot but would not deteriorate.
a) Hektor  b) Achilles  c) Patroklus  d) Agamemnon e) Odysseus
16. He wore Achilles armor into battle and
died when Achilles refused to fight.
a) Hektor  b) Achilles  c) Patroklus  d) Agamemnon e) Odysseus
17. He devised the plan for the “Trojan
a) Hektor  b) Achilles  c) Patroklus  d) Agamemnon e) Odysseus
18. His death prompted Achilles to
re-enter the war.
Hektor  b) Agamemnon  c) Odysseus d) Patroklus

19. Which is not a part of Oedipus’ destiny according to the play?
a) that he will leave his kingdom  b) that he will lay with his mother  c) that he will kill his father  d) that he will take his father’s thrown
20. What is Oedipus’ internal flaw that
causes his downfall?
a) Pride 
b) Avarice (greed)  c)
Gluttony  d) Lust
21. What is the name of Oedipus’ wife?
a) Antigone  b) Thetis 
c) Brysius  d) Jocasta

22. What story from
the Torah is also recounted in Gilgamesh?
a) The story of
Creation  b) David and Goliath  c) Sodom and Gomorra  d) Noah and the flood
23. Who was
Gilgamesh’s mother?
a) Ninsun  b) Enkidu 
c) Ishtar  d) Hera
24. According to the
text, what “civilized” Enkidu?
a) wine  b) sex 
c) a hunter’s trap  d) knowledge
25. Urshanabi (the
Ferryman) in Gilgamesh is most
closely associated with what mythological hero?
a) Herekles  b) Odysseus  c) Achilles  d) Noah
26. In Gilgamesh, Humbaba is a:
a) dwarf  b) warrior  c) giant 
d) soothsayer
27. What is the name
of the female god that Gilgamesh denied?
a) Ishtar  b) Helen 
c) Thetis  d) Beatrice
28. Why did Gilgamesh have to fight the Bullfrom
a) because Isthar summoned it to kill him  b) becasue he wanted the glory  c) because he wanted to eat it  d) because it belonged to Humbaba
29. How does Enkidu die?
a) from a plague 
b) from old age  c) in
battle  d) suicide
30. How does Gilgamesh die?
a) in battle 
b) from a plague  c) suicide  d) the story does not say
31. What does Enkidu eat before he is civilized?
a) grass and milk 
b) beer and wine  c) raw
meat  d) he doesn’t eat
32. After Enkidu lays with the harlet what happens?
a) his herd runs from him  b) he has a horrible dream  c) he 
returns to the forrest  d) he
sneaks out before she awakens

33. In the Inferno, which of these characters is NOT in the outer circle of hell?
a) Socrates  b) Virgil 
c) Helen  d) Ceasar
34. Which of the
following reasons did NOT place
people in the outer circle of hell?
a) committing
suicide  b) not being baptized  c) not being Christian  d) not taking a stand for God
35. The occupants of
the second circle of hell committed what sin?
a) sins of greed  b) sins of anger  c) sins of sloth  d) sins of the flesh
36. In the Inferno, the poet’s guide is:
a) Homer  b) Virgil 
c) Socrates  d) Plato
37. Who frees Virgil
to guide the poet through the Inferno?
a) God  b) Satan 
c) Socrates  d) Beatrice
38. Which of these is
not an animal the poet encounters before he enters hell?
a) a goat  b) a lion 
c) a leopard  d) a she-wolf
39. Who suffers more
than any other soul in hell?
a) Jesus  b)
Moses  c) Satan  d) Judas
40. Virgil informs
the poet that Jesus took Moses, David, and other good people into heaven. Why
were they in hell?
a) they were
unfaithful  b) they were arrogant  c) they wanted to be there  d) they were born with original sin
41. In Dante’s life, Italy was divided between what
two political groups?
a) the blues and the greens  b) the yellows and the oranges  c) the blacks and the whites  d) the greys and the reds.
42. In the Inferno,
explain the following line, “…I had lost the path that does not stray?’
a) the path is dark 
b) the poet has sinned  c) the
poet has fallen into a forest  d) the
poet is blind
43. How does Minos determine the fate of the soul he
a) by weighing them on a scale  b) by asking them to solve a riddle  c) by eating them  d) by wrapping his tail around himself
44. How many faces does Satan have in the Inferno?
a) 1  b)
2  c) 3  d) 6


45. According to
Islam, who is the final prophet?
a) Moses  b) Jesus 
c) Muhammed  d) Solomon
46. When Jesus is
born, who speaks on Mary’s behalf?
a) Mary  b) Joseph 
c) Jesus  d) Moses
47. How old was
Muhammed when he had his first revelation?
a) teens  b) twenties 
c) thirties  d) forties  e) fifties
48. According to the
Qur’an, what was Jesus?
a) a man  b) a prophet  c) the messiah  d) Allah 
e) a and b
49. What bird showed
Cain how to bury Abel?
a) a raven  b) a dove 
c) a sparrow  d) a hawk
50. Which is not
forbidden food according to the Qur’an?
a) carrion  b) pig’s meat  c) strangled animals  d) what your trained birds have caught
51. Which of the
following is not forbidden by the Qur’an?
a) gambling  b) intoxicants  c) idolatrous practices  d) all are forbidden by the Qur’an
52. Which angel spoke
to Mohammad?
a) Michael 
b) Raphael  c) Gabriel  d) Azrael

application questions
53. Oedipus
Rex was written by:
a) Homer 
b) Virgil  c) Sappho  d) Sophocles e) Plato

54. The
Illiad and The Odyssey were
written by:
a) Homer 
b) Virgil  c) Sappho  d) Sophocles e) Plato

55. The
Apology was written by:
a) Homer 
b) Virgil  c) Sappho  d) Sophocles e) Plato
56. Which of the
following is the best example of a “tragic hero” according to Aristotle?
a) Achilles  b) Gilgamesh  c) Oedipus  d) Odysseus
57. Which is NOT a characteristic of a tragic hero?
a) death  b) greatness  c) internal flaw  d) epiphany
58. Which of these is
the best example of intelligence versus brutishness?
a) Enkidu v.
Gilgamesh  b) Hektor v. Potroklos  c) Achilles v. Ajax  d) Odysseus v. Polyphemus
59. According to your notes,  what is NOT
a reason women portrayed negatively in ancient literature?
a) Becasue they were seen as equals  b) becasue only men wrote the stories  c) becasue women were not seen as equal to
men  d) because men write in a world
populated by men
60. He is the blind prophet in both the
Odyssey and in Oedipus Rex.
Creon  b) Agamemnon  c) Great Ajax  d) Tiresias  e) Priam
61. Which is the correct chronological
order from teacher to student?
Plato, Socrates, Aristotle  b)
Aristotle, Plato, Socrates  c) Socrates,
Aristotle, Plato  d) Socrates, Plato
Aristotle  e) Aristotle, Socrates, Plato
62. What
is the difference between what is stated by a character or narrator and what
the audience knows is true?
sarcasm  b) hyperbole  c) agape 
d) irony
What is NOT a religion descended
from Solomon
Buddism  b) Christianity  c) Judaism 
d) Islam

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