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Question 1
Hesiod was roughly a contemporary of…


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Aeschylus




Homer




Socrates




The Trojan War


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2.
Question 2
What is the Enuma Elish?


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the substance of the universe before the world was created




the god of the Babylonians




a mythic king of Babylon




the creation story of the Babylonians


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3.
Question 3
It was suggested in lecture that just as Homer uses a strong narrative teleology as the main guiding force for his poetry, Hesiod uses __________ as a comparable organizing principle in the Theogony. Which answer best fills in the blank?


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the Ages of Man




genealogy




cosmogony




cosmology


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4.
Question 4
Which of the following is reasonable proposal for the purpose of the Theogony? Check all that apply.


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To make sense of the order that is observable in the world.




To merge and make sense of the relationships between local gods worshipped in different Greek cities.




To establish an authoritative version of the genealogy of the gods.


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5.
Question 5
Hesiod’s Muses are like ancient prophets because…


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They give advice to Heracles.




They answer questions put to them in temples by those seeking knowledge of the future.




They are directly connected to Hermes, god of prophesy.




They can see the future, present, and past.


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6.
Question 6
In the opening praise he gives to the Muses, Hesiod notes that the Theogony will include all of the following BUT:


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the labors of Heracles




the family of gods




the family of man




the primacy of Zeus


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7.
Question 7
What does the Greek word “chaos” mean?


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chaos




whirlwind




emptiness




heaven


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8.
Question 8
In the Theogony, male _________ goes hand in hand with female __________.


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persuasion….vulnerability




power….love




anxiety….power




reluctance....desire


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9.
Question 9
Which deities punish someone with blood-guilt?


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The Erinyes




The Avengers




The Titans




The Graces


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10.
Question 10
Kronos and Rhea are both sister and brother and lovers.


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False




True


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11.
Question 11
Kronos solves his anxiety over the future of his and Rhea’s children by doing what?


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He imprisons them in Tartarus.




He eats them.




He kills them.




He puts them back inside Rhea.


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12.
Question 12
What was Freud’s background?


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He was a novelist.




He was a philosopher.




He was a medical doctor.




He was an anthropologist.


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13.
Question 13
In lecture we characterized the main claim in Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, as, “we are not masters of our own houses.” What does this mean?


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There are forces in the universe that we can not control.




There are primal urges that prevent us from experiencing true pleasure.




There are forces in the human mind that we do not control.




No one can control their inheritance, no matter how hard they try.


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14.
Question 14
How are dreams related to myth in Freud’s theory?


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Myths are identical to dreams.




Myths are allegories used by repressed, primitive people.




Myths are not like dreams at all.




Myths are like the dreams of an entire culture.


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15.
Question 15
Which of the following is NOT characteristic of Tartarus?


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Its distance from earth is equivalent to the distance covered by an anvil falling for 10 days.




It begins with Chaos at the top and flows ever downward.




It would take a full year just to find the floor.




It exists in a state of disorder.


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16.
Question 16
In the context of a sacrifice, such as we discussed in lecture, humans can…


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never actually eat the sacrificial meat: it is reserved for the gods.




eat meat and be promised immortality as a result.




consider themselves to be sharing a meal with the gods.




expect to receive nectar and ambrosia in return.


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17.
Question 17
According to Hesiod, what affliction does Zeus give to man as a result of Prometheus’ second insult?


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a fire




woman




a plague




a flood


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18.
Question 18
What creature does Earth send against Zeus as a final challenge?


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Typhoeus




Python




The Hundred-handers




Tityrus


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19.
Question 19
Which of the following is NOT among the actions of Earth?


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raising Zeus




helping Rhea plan the defeat of Kronos




issuing a challenge to Zeus through her Typhoeus




castrating Sky




encouraging the Olympians to support Zeus, in the end




serving as advisor to Kronos


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20.
Question 20
Which figure's mother does Zeus swallow in his gaining the power of reproduction? (And further, after he swallows this figure's mother, he seems to have obliterated her status as a mother.)


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Athena




Apollo




Metis




Dionysus


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