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Classical Studies
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CLA2323
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1CLA 2323 GREEK MYTHOLOGY1st midterm February 7th 2012Total marks 70 20 of final grade1 Which of the following is among the words used as a widely accepted definition of mytha Legendary b traditionalcetiological d literary2 What does the Greek term aitionetion mean a cause or reasonb folktale c true myth d ritual practice3 In Homer the word mythos refers toa a true storyb a strong statement c a ritual d a fictional character4What is an important element in defining the word legendaIthasarelationshiptohistorybitmustbeaproductofimaginationcitmustcontainelementsoffolktaledItshouldcontainahighmoralcontentth5 The ancient Greeks of the 5 century BC described themselves as a Graikoib Achaians c Hellenes d Hellenisticse Aegeans6 What is the name of a theory that sought to rationalize myths by claiming that the gods were originally powerful humans a allegory b psychoanalysis cstructuralism d euhemerism7 One of the following is NOT true of the identity of the Greeksa They spoke a common language b They were politically united cThey worshipped the same pantheon of gods d They participated in religious and athletic festivals eThey consulted the oracles8 Aeschylus Sophocles and Euripides are aEpic poets of the Bronze Ageb Dramatic poets of the Hellenistic Period c Lyric poets of the Archaic Period dDramatic poets of the Classical period 9 The major Bronze Age Civilization which was developed on the Mainlandof Greece is known as a MyceneanbMinoancAthenian d DorianeArchaic10 Who questioned the educational value of Hesiods and Homers storiesa Plato b AristotlecPindar d Aristophanese Ovid 1
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