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And You Think The 2016 Election Is Nuts!!!

This funtastic quiz will help illustrate how "creative" people were back during the Greek era and how the 2016 election is not the only ridiculous event that has gone on in history before! Homer Simpson fans are welcome!!! :)

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  1. 1. In Hesiod's Theogony, the goddess Gaia and her Titan son Ouranos give birth to many children together, all of whom hate their father Ouranos. Kronos, the one who hates him the most, does what out of hatred to his father?

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    Kronos killed his father, abiding by Gaia's wishes.
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    Kronos told the other children his father's secrets in an effort to shame him.
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    Kronos hacked off his father's genitals, abiding by Gaia's wishes.
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    Kronos tricked his father into poisoning himself.
  2. 2. According to Hesiod's Theogony, how exactly was the Goddess Aphrodite, goddess of sexual desire, born?

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    She was born from the foam of Ouranos' genitals.
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    She was born from the sacrifice of one of Ouranos' children.
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    She was born from the sacrifice of Kronos' genitals.
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    She was one of the offspring of Gaia and Ouranos, the first two gods born.
  3. 3. In Hesiod's Works and Days, Zeus is described cursing mankind from Titan Prometheus' actions of stealing fire to give to humanity. What ultimate punishment does Zeus place on mankind as a result of Prometheus' actions?

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    He sends down massive lightning bolts to plague mankind.
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    He creates Pandora to turn man against each other by using her charm, her bitchiness, and her thievish nature.
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    He commands Apollo, the god of archery and plague, to send volleys of arrows of disease and famine onto humanity to terrorize them.
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    He commands Poseidon, the earth and sea god, to create massive earthquakes and floods to destroy mankind.
  4. 4. How does the author "Homer" contextualize the world of The Odyssey for the reader in his epic?

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    Doing so through erected tablets, created after the adventure, in Ithaca to commemorate Odysseus' arduous adventure, culminating in his returning home.
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    Doing so through narration from Odysseus' son, Telemachus, as a story to his own son.
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    Doing so from the perspectives of multiple characters in the epic, thus outlining the history of the land and places traveled.
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    Doing so solely through the perspectives of the Phoenicians, who Odysseus had met on his adventure home and told them his story.
  5. 5. Which of these events illustrate a time in the Odyssey when temptation led to disaster for Odysseus and his crew?

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    When they encounter the Sirens and are drawn in by their sexiness, causing them to kill each other over the women (sparing only Odysseus).
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    When they encounter Poseidon's cyclops son, Polyphemus, in an effort to get food and drink from him in his cave through hospitality.
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    When Paris chose Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess, and having her take Odysseus' wife Helen from him and giving it to himself as his new wife.
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    When Odysseus divorces his wife Penelope for the nymph Calypso, who he had been trapped with on Ogygia for seven years, on his travel home from Troy.
  6. 6. Which of the following characteristics does not fit the description of the main hero of The Odyssey, Odysseus?

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    Brave
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    Faithful
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    Misogynistic
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    Witty
  7. 7. Ancient Greek Philosopher Lucretius' De Rerum Natura was originally geared towards explaining what concept to a Roman audience?

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    Paganism
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    Platonism
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    Epicurean Philosophy
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    Hospitality
  8. 8. Ancient Greek Philosopher Heraclitus theorized that what was the fundamental principal of the universe?

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    Change
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    Obscurity
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    Religion
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    Philosophy
  9. 9. Ancient Greek Philosopher Anaxagoras helped make what ground-breaking concept possible with his research?

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    Intuition
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    The balance of opposites
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    Matter
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    Atoms and empty space
  10. 10. In Homer's Iliad, who was Helen of Troy married to before she was taken away to Ilium, thus causing the Trojan War to commence?

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    Paris
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    Menelaus
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    Hector
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    Achilles
  11. 11. In Homer's Iliad, what Greek gods were on the side of the Greeks in the Trojan War?

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    Apollo, Aphrodite, Ares
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    Hades, Zeus, Demeter
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    Athena, Poseidon, Hera
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    Artemis, Tyche, Dionysus
  12. 12. In Homer's Iliad, what Greek gods were on the side of the Trojans in the Trojan War?

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    Apollo, Aphrodite, Ares
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    Hades, Zeus, Demeter
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    Athena, Poseidon, Hera
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    Artemis, Tyche, Dionysus
  13. 13. According to Homer's Iliad, Trojan King Priam's son, Paris, is ultimately the man who defeats/kills the Greek hero, Achilles. True or False?

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    True
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    False
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    Both True & False
  14. 14. According to Homer's Iliad, how is Achilles, the great Greek soldier and hero, ultimately defeated and killed?

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    He is shot in the heel with an arrow by his opponent in combat.
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    He is slain in a sword fight while in battle with his opponent.
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    He is slipped poison during a victory feast and dies by an unknown assailant.
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    By ultimately killing himself after suffering the loss of his truly special friend Patroclus, who was murdered in combat by Trojan Prince Hector.
  15. 15. In Aeschylus' Agamemnon, why does Agamemnon's wife, Clytemnestra, kill her husband, along with the aid of her lover, Aegisthus, upon Agamemnon's arrival home?

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    She personally kills him because of his cheating on her with other women while away for 10 years in the Trojan War.
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    She personally kills him because of his sacrificing of their daughter, Iphigenia, to the Goddess Artemis for safe passage to Troy to fight in the war.
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    She personally kills him solely because her lover, Aegisthus, has beef with Agamemnon's family based on an event that took place between their fathers.
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    She personally kills him out of outrage from the combination of Agamemnon's two actions stated in answer choices A & B.
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