Epic Review
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by Katherine Baker
| 12 Questions
Note from the author:
Hero Journey, Epic Conventions, and the Trojan War
1
10 pts
Select the characters below who are GREEK GODS & GODDESSES. (There is more than one correct answer.)
Posiedon
Odysseus
Zeus
Aphrodite
Hera
Menelaus
Achilles
Thetis
Eris
Athena
Helen
Apollo
Hermes
2
5 pts
Select the characters which were on the TROJAN side of the war. (There is more than one correct answer.)
King Menelaus
King Priam
Hector
Paris
Achilles
Agamemnon
Odysseus
Aeneas
3
5 pts
Select the characters which were on the GREEK side of the war. (There is more than one correct answer.)
Hector
Paris
Achilles
Patroclus
Odysseus
Agamemnon
Menelaus
4
10 pts
Identify the causes and effects of the Trojan War.
  • The Greeks wanted control of the trade route to the Black Sea.
  • All of the Trojans warriors, except Aeneas, are killed.
  • Paris kidnaps Helen.
  • The city of Troy is destroyed.
  • Achilles angers the gods.
  • The Oath of Tyndareus
  • Odysseus is lost at sea for 10 years.
  • Causes of the Trojan War
  • Effects of the Trojan War
6
10 pts
Identify the steps and sections of the Hero's Journey by placing each step in its appropriate section.
  • The Road of Trials
  • The Call to Adventure
  • The Refusal of the Return
  • Meeting with the Goddess
  • Master of Two Worlds
  • Magic Flight
  • The Belly of the Whale
  • Atonement with the Father
  • Apotheosis
  • Freedom to Live
  • The Refusal of the Call
  • The Departure
  • The Initiation
  • The Return
7
5 pts
Draw a quick diagram of the Hero's Journey.
8
5 pts
Draw a quick diagram of the Belly of the Whale step of the Hero's Journey
9
10 pts
Match each event from the Trojan war with the appropriate step of the Hero's Journey. Some categories will have more than one correct answer.
  • Menelaus evokes the Oath of Tyndareus after Helen is kidnapped.
  • The Greeks and Trojans fight in various battles.
  • The Greeks devise the trick of the Trojan Horse.
  • The Greeks win the war by destroying the city of Troy, setting it on fire.
  • Achilles hides at the Court of Skyros.
  • Odysseus plows his fields with salt, attempting to act crazy.
  • Odysseus is lost at sea for 10 years trying to get home to Ithaca.
  • Menelaus and Helen take 7 years to get to Sparta.
  • Achilles is killed.
  • The Call to Adventure
  • Refusal of the Call
  • The Road of Trials
  • The Ultimate Boon
  • The Return
10
10 pts
Match each person with the appropriate type of hero.
  • Batman
  • a firefighter
  • Wonder Woman
  • Albert Einstein
  • Achilles
  • a policeman
  • a lifeguard
  • Superman
  • Hercules
  • George Washington
  • Situation Hero
  • Epic Hero
11
5 pts
What are the characteristics or conventions of an epic? Select all that apply.
Epic similes
Cataloging of battle equipment
Lengthy speeches by main characters
Epithets
Written about a national hero
Descriptions of lengthy travels
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