Week 6: Ovid's Metamorphoses

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Background Quiz

The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? Cupid was the Roman name for the Greek god Hermes.
  2. T or F ? Lions were sacred to the mother goddess Cybele.
  3. T or F ? Pythagoras was a strict vegetarian.
  4. T or F ? Ovid died in the year 18 C.E.
  5. T or F ? The women worshippers of the god Bacchus were called Ceres.
  6. T or F ? The Fasti is a poem by Ovid that describes the Roman religious calendar.
  7. T or F ? Latona is the mother of the twin gods Apollo and Diana.
  8. T or F ? Ovid was originally trained as a physician.
  9. T or F ? The Roman name for the Greek god Apollo is Adonis.
  10. T or F ? Metamorphoses is a Greek word meaning transformations.
  11. T or F ? Ovid was born shortly after the assassination of Julius Caesar.
  12. T or F ? Orpheus was the king of Athens.
  13. T or F ? The Metamorphoses is an epic poem, 15 books in length.
  14. T or F ? Boreas is the name of the cold Northern wind.
  15. T or F ? The Amores tell the story of Ovid's love affair with Julia, daughter of Caesar Augustus.
  16. T or F ? The Roman name for the goddess Athena is Diana.
  17. T or F ? Jupiter is the supreme god, and his wife is Juno.
  18. T or F ? Ovid was exiled for participating in a plot to assassinate the emperor Augustus.
  19. T or F ? Another name for Demeter is Persephone, who was the Queen of the Dead.
  20. T or F ? Ovid was an unknown poet in his lifetime and beacame popular only after his death.
  21. T or F ? Arachne challenged the goddess Athena to a foot-race.
  22. T or F ? Ovid died in exile near the Black Sea, in what is modern-day Romania.
  23. T or F ? Ovid was born around the year 300 B.C.E.
  24. T or F ? Ovid wrote a poem called The Art of Love.
  25. T or F ? Cyparissus had a lion which he kept as a pet.

Modern Languages MLLL-2003. World Literature: Frametales. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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