National Latin Exam--the Underworld

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A test to review the Underworld for the National Latin Exam


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is Hades?
    • A. 

      The Second King of Rome

    • B. 

      God of the Sea

    • C. 

      A Roman Poet

    • D. 

      King of the Underworld

    • E. 

      A man who went into the Underworld and came out alive

  • 2. 
    Who is the boatman to the Underworld?
    • A. 

      Hercules

    • B. 

      Hades

    • C. 

      Poseidon

    • D. 

      Charon

    • E. 

      Vulcan

  • 3. 
    Tartarus is:
    • A. 

      A small island off the coast of Italy

    • B. 

      The first level of the Underworld

    • C. 

      A man who was made guardian of the door of the Underworld

    • D. 

      A river that flows through the Underworld

    • E. 

      The place of eternal punishment in the Underworld

  • 4. 
    Cerberus was
    • A. 

      A three headed dog with the tail of a serpent, whose job was to devour any mortal who tried to enter the Underworld and any spirits that attempted to escape.

    • B. 

      Hercules' best friend

    • C. 

      A man with the head of a dog who was doomed to wander just outside the Underworld

    • D. 

      The boat used to transport people to the Underworld

    • E. 

      Hades's best friend

  • 5. 
    The Elysian Fields was a _________ place that was considered by the Romans to be like ________ 
    • A. 

      Horrible; A Living Death

    • B. 

      Dangerous; throwing one's life away

    • C. 

      Beautiful; Heaven

    • D. 

      Fruitful; The garden of Eden

    • E. 

      Cursed; Hell

  • 6. 
    Alecto, Tisiphone, and Magaera were
    • A. 

      Three sisters who spun a magical thread that told the fate of men

    • B. 

      The Furies

    • C. 

      Three Princesses who were considered the most beautiful girls in the history of Rome

    • D. 

      The Daughters of Persephone

    • E. 

      Three female Roman warrior leaders who led their people into rebellion against the king of Rome

  • 7. 
    Zeus romanced Europa by turing into a beautiful bull. Zeus and Europa had twin boys. They were adopted by Europa's husband. Their names were Rhadamanthus and Minos. Minos' wife fell in love with a bull and the resulting child was the Minotaur. Zeus had another boy by Aegina, whose name was Aeacus. What was the three step-brothers' job?
    • A. 

      The defenders of the garden of Persephone

    • B. 

      The judges of the Underworld

    • C. 

      The punishers of the unjust

    • D. 

      The helpers of the innocent

    • E. 

      To show Zeus his foolishness in creating demi-gods

  • 8. 
    Persephone was stolen by Hades by the permission of Zeus to be Hades' wife. Her mother, Demeter, searched all over the earth for her and finally found her in the Underworld. She begged Zeus to return her daughter to her. Zeus said Persephone could return if she fulfilled his condition. However, Persephone failed and could only return to the surface of the earth for six months a year. What was his condition and why could she not return?
    • A. 

      She could return if she had not spoken in the Underworld. She could not return because Hades tricked her into singing to him.

    • B. 

      She could return if she could make a flower grow in the Underworld. She failed because nothing could grow in the Underworld

    • C. 

      She could return if she had never touched Hades. She could not return because he tricked her by tripping her on a rock and catching her.

    • D. 

      She could return if she did not eat of anything in the Underworld. She did not fulfill this condition because she ate of a pomegranate.

    • E. 

      She could return if she was in love with someone on the surface of the earth. However her lover died unbeknownst to her.

  • 9. 
    Erebus is
    • A. 

      Darkness itself, the deepest level of the Underworld

    • B. 

      The bright spot in the Underworld

    • C. 

      A large black dog

    • D. 

      A ring of fire

    • E. 

      A dance

  • 10. 
    Keres are
    • A. 

      A band of brothers, heroes from the early days of Rome

    • B. 

      The "fetch hounds" of the Furies

    • C. 

      The children of Hercules

    • D. 

      The intercessors for the unjust

    • E. 

      The dogs who guard the gate of Hades

  • 11. 
    Each of the rivers in Hades had a purpose. Match each river to its purpose.1. Acheron2. Cocytus3. Lethe4. Phlegethon5. Styx
    • A. 

      1. Woe 2. Fire 3. Lamentation 4. Unbreakable Oath or Hate 5. Forgiveness

    • B. 

      1. Fire 2. Unbreakable Oath or Hate 3. Lamentation 4. Reparation 5. Woe

    • C. 

      1. Unbreakable Oath or Hate 2. Fire 3. Woe 4. Forgetfulness 5. Lamentation

    • D. 

      1. Wisdom 2. Supplication 3. Forgiveness 4. Unbreakable Oath or Hate 5. Woe

    • E. 

      1. Lamentation 2. Woe 3. Forgetfulness 4. Fire 5. Unbreakable Oath or Hate

  • 12. 
    The name of the personification of death was
    • A. 

      Ares

    • B. 

      Thanatos

    • C. 

      Noctis

    • D. 

      Mercury

    • E. 

      Dethos

  • 13. 
    What is the Underworld?
    • A. 

      The place were men existed after death and where the good were rewarded and the dead punished

    • B. 

      A bad bad place

    • C. 

      The underground water system for Rome

    • D. 

      A parallel universe

    • E. 

      The kingdom of Hades which was used as a place for the Gods to meet and discuss the fate of men

  • 14. 
    Sisyphus, Tantalus, and Dandaids could be found where?
    • A. 

      Elysian Fields

    • B. 

      Erebus

    • C. 

      Tartarus

    • D. 

      Phlegethon

    • E. 

      Rome

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