CLAS230 Classical Mythology:
In the Modern World
Spring, 2002

First Unit Quiz
Tuesday, February 5, 2002


Topics covered:
    a definition of myth
    myth theory
    folktale themes
    myth and history
    modern adaptations of myth

Myths covered:
Procris and Cephalus
Procne and Philomela
    Daedalus and Icarus
the labyrinth and the Minotaur
Philemon and Baucis
    Acis, Galatea, and Polyphemus

You are responsible for everything in the assigned readings and/or material discussed in class (see schedule of assignments).


Part I Identifications 40%

Directions: Provide a two-sentence identification of TEN (10) of the following twelve items.

Part II Image Identifications 40%

Directions: Retell the myth depicted in TWO (2) of the following three images and explain how the myth is interpreted in this image. You should be as detailed as possible in a paragraph of 6-8 sentences, c. 100 words, for each identification.

Part III Short Essay 20%

Directions: Summarize ONE of the following three myths and discuss at least five different examples of its appearance and use in the modern world. Your answer should be c.200 words.

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