Mythology (Edith Hamilton)

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Unit Exam: Mythology. Mr. Rose. Unit Exam Study Sheet. Mythology (Edith Hamilton). I. The Olympians. You will be asked to match the Greek names of the ...
Unit Exam Study Sheet

Mythology (Edith Hamilton) I. The Olympians You will be asked to match the Greek names of the Olympians with their Roman names. Roman name is in parentheses below. You will also need to know the functions of each, e.g., Hephaestus is God of Fire as well as the major stories they’re involved in. Zeus (Jupiter) Hades (Pluto) Hermes (Mercury)

Hera (Juno) Athena (Minerva) Ares (Mars)

Poseidon (Neptune) Apollo (Apollo) Hephaestus (Vulcan)

Aphrodite (Venus) Artemis (Diana) Hestia (Vesta)

Suggestions  Review Chapter One  Study your mythology characters data sheet II. Other Mythological Characters You will be given a description of a character from Greek mythology and asked to identify it/her/him. These are the characters you should now be familiar with: Persephone Hercules Hesperides Demeter Sinis Harpies Chaos Medusa

Cerberus Pandora Moirai Andromeda Sciron The Argonauts Uranus Psyche

King Minos Polydectes Aegeus Acrisius Ariadne Cronus The Fates Cupid (Eros)

Zephyrus/Zephyr The Graeae (Gray Women) Denae Procrustes Hydra The Olympians The Cyclopes Atalanta

Suggestion  Re-read your annotations and notes on both novels  Review the notes from the four PowerPoints

III. Short Essay Section You will be given six short essay prompts to answer in a well-developed and well-crafted paragraph pertaining to the subjects below. Be prepared to write on these! You will be able to use your book on this section only. 1. Explain the reason (the background story) that Hercules was given his “Labors” to perform. What was his reward for successfully completing them? 2. Identify three “villains” that Theseus kills on the way to Athens. Explain each villain’s method of torturing his victims and also how Theseus, in turn, kills each one. 3. One of the most well-known Greek myths is that of Icarus and Daedalus. Assume that the myth is attempting to make a point that is relevant to people in general, about life in general. What would the moral of that myth be? How does it apply to mankind today (as well as any other time period)? 4. Monsters frequently play important parts in these myths. Find three myths in which monsters have prominent roles and explain how the heroes of each myth defeat the creatures, what power the monsters have, and what rewards the heroes receive after conquering the mythical demons.

Unit Exam: Mythology

Mr. Rose

5. Explain how Greek mythology differs from primitive mythology and Greek mythology? Be as specific as possible. Why might we be more interested in Greek mythology than primitive or Egyptian mythology? 6. Choose one myth not mentioned in these essay questions and write a synopsis of the story, being as detailed and specific as possible. Be sure to write in present tense. Suggestions  Annotate Mythology well and bring it to the exam; you will be able to use your book on this section of the test only. You should be prepared to use quotations directly from the book in your responses.  Familiarize yourself with the topics above. These will be the subjects of the six short answer questions

Unit Exam: Mythology

Mr. Rose