Review Quiz for Chapter One Parts 1 and 2

Review Quiz for Chapter One Parts 1 and 2



1. Which of these methods relates the miraculous nature of Athene's birth? a. Sprung from the God Zeus' forehead.
b. Spewed forth from Gaea's Mount Olympus.
c. Born of mist on the sea.
d. Descended from the Moon.
e. Daughter of Goddess Hera and mortal Perseus.



2. The importance of Athene's miraculous birth is in that it allows a God to usurp the female reproductive role. True
False



3. The birth of Athene symbolically denotes her mythical attribute of wisdom. True
False



4. Hera hides the illegitimate birth of Athene, symbolically tying Athene's mythical nature to that of the hidden Moon. True
False



5. Dionysus was born of which of the following? a. The breath of Poseidon.
b. The thigh of Zeus.
c. The giant Titan.
d. The mating of Zeus and Hera.
e. The mating of Aphrodite and Ares.



6. The births of Athene and Dionysus give each a symbolic and mythical character that can be seen as representing the contradictory attributes of rationalism versus emotionalism. True
False



7. Dionysus the God of... a. War
b. Intoxication
c. Universal Law
d. Underworld
e. Fire



8. The actions of Greek gods and goddesses... a. demonstrate complex, contradictory natures.
b. require the involvement of human sacrifice.
c. conform to the natural order of the universe.
d. demonstrate high moral standards.



9. The involvement of the Greek gods in the affairs of humans is personal, involving seductions of mortals, interference in wars and transforming mortals into spiders, cows and trees. True
False



10. Signs, augaries, and oracles were thought by the Greeks as the means that the Greek gods used in communication with humans rather than personal appearances. True
False



11. "Military aristocracy" implies... a. government by the best people.
b. none of the following.
c. soldiers become kings.
d. everyone participate in the military, including men, women and children.
e. myths are based on military conquest and prowess.

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