English Midterm Practice Exam

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English Midterm Practice Exam

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • When the hero goes against the main point of his adventure (often the villain)
    • Usually by himself but he can have help
    • This is often the climax of the story or the biggest step in his journey
    • difficult battle
    • confrontation of good and evil
  • 2. 
    The hero will truly embrace his/her destiny of a new life: the transition from the known to the unknown
  • 3. 
    • When the initiate is finally a hero and he obtains a new level of skill and awareness
    • His reward for his quest
    • This gift is often used for the good of others at home
    • This is what the hero gained from his journey
  • 4. 
    • Different scenarios that occur that lead up to the supreme ordeal
    • They test the hero's abilities and prepares them for their supreme ordeal
    • The hero learns what it takes to be a hero
  • 5. 
    • can come by chance, choice, blunder, or force
    • Invites the initiate into the adventure;
    • Offers the initiate an opportunity to face the unknown and gain something of physical or spiritual value.
    • The initiate may or may not go into adventure willingly.
    • Often, the initiate feels there is a hole in his life that they need to fulfill
  • 6. 
    • The most important helper.
    • This person provides assistance or direction.
    • Often the help comes in the form of a divine gift
  • 7. 
    • type of comedy designed to provoke the audience to simple, hearty laughter
    • has exaggerated characters, crazy situations, and verbal and physical folly
    • pretentious and incongruity in human behavior
  • 8. 
     
    • developed by Shakespeare
    • concerned with a love affair that involves an ideal heroine
    • the course of this love never run smoothly - overcomes difficulty
    • ends with a wedding
  • 9. 
    • “pure” comedy with witty dialog, satire, criticism of life
    • idea of comedy that evokes intellectual laughter through laughter from the audience who are emotionally detached from the action at the spectacle of folly, pretentiousness, and incongruity in human behavior
  • 10. 
    Who is the author of Mythology?
  • 11. 
    Jupiter, god and ruler of
  • 12. 
    Poseidon, God of earthquakes, sea, and 
  • 13. 
    Pluto, god of the 
  • 14. 
    Hestia, goddess of hearth and 
  • 15. 
    Juno, queen of gods and _________ of Zeus
  • 16. 
    Ares, god of
  • 17. 
    Minerva, goddess of war, wisdom, and 
  • 18. 
    Phoebus Apollo, god of light, ________, music, poetry, and medicine
  • 19. 
    Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and 
  • 20. 
    Mercury, god of commerce, travelors, and
  • 21. 
    Diana, goddess of 
  • 22. 
    Vulcan, forger of
  • 23. 
    Dionysis, god of 
  • 24. 
    Ceres, goddess of corn and
  • 25. 
    Which of the following is an original monster?
    • A. 

      The Furies

    • B. 

      Typhon

    • C. 

      100 hands and 50 heads

    • D. 

      The Cyclops

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 26. 
    Who of the following was NOT swallowed by Cronus?
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Demeter

    • C. 

      Hades

    • D. 

      Poseidon

    • E. 

      Hera

    • F. 

      Hestia

  • 27. 
    In "Pyramus and Thibe," both lovers meet, marry, and live happily ever after.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    In "Icarus and Daedalus," who dies?
  • 29. 
    Who killed Clytemnestra and Aegisthus?
  • 30. 
    Who did Atalanta end up marrying?
  • 31. 
    Select the characteristics of an epic from the following
    • A. 

      Epic hero

    • B. 

      Epic simile

    • C. 

      Boon

    • D. 

      Parody

    • E. 

      Oral traditon

    • F. 

      Satire

    • G. 

      In medias res

    • H. 

      Epithets

    • I. 

      Theme

  • 32. 
    Who wrote The Odyssey?