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1

“Arachne” is a myth because it

A. describes the actions of a god or goddess.
B. entertains while teaching a lesson.
C. is a very old story from ancient Greece.
D. tells about a character who is punished.

A. describes the actions of a god or goddess.

2

“Arachne” is considered an origin myth because it explains how

A. weaving developed.
B. contests started.
C. spiders came into the world.
D. human justice was established.

C. spiders came into the world.

3

Arachne’s skill and fame cause

A. jealousy in her family and village.
B. people to say Athene must have taught her.
C. Athene to become jealous of her.
D. Arachne to challenge Athene to a contest.

B. people to say Athene must have taught her.

4

The effect of Arachne’s boasting that she can weave better than Athene is that

A. more and more people watch her.
B. the nymphs begin to worship her.
C. her cloth becomes more expensive.
D. Athene comes to visit her.

D. Athene comes to visit her.

5

The old woman cautions Arachne not to claim equality to the gods. What does this cause Arachne to do?

A. She tells the old woman to leave.
B. She challenges the old woman to a contest.
C. She calls the old woman “stupid.”
D. She embraces the old woman and apologizes.

C. She calls the old woman “stupid.”

6

In “Arachne,” the old woman who cautions Arachne

A. is really a nymph.
B. is Arachne’s mother.
C. is Athene in disguise.
D. turns into a spider.

C. is Athene in disguise.

7

In “Arachne,” Athene weaves a warning to Arachne that shows

A. a series of battles that have occurred between all the gods.
B. what happens to mortals who compete against the gods.
C. the cruel tricks and disguises used by the gods.
D. humans respecting and worshipping the gods.

B. what happens to mortals who compete against the gods.

8

During the contest, Arachne becomes angry because

A. Athene is more popular.
B. Athene is the better weaver.
C. Athene weaves more quickly.
D. she thinks Athene is cheating.

C. Athene weaves more quickly.

9

Athene tears up Arachne’s work because

A. Arachne’s design insults her.
B. Arachne’s design is better than hers.
C. she does not want their work to be judged. D. she wants to teach Arachne a lesson.

A. Arachne’s design insults her.

10

Arachne tries to hang herself because

A. she fears that Athene will kill her.
B. Athene has insulted her.
C. she is angry with everyone.
D. she has lost the contest.

B. Athene has insulted her.

11

What is the effect of Athene’s touching the rope and Arachne?

A. The rope kills Arachne.
B. Arachne changes into a spider.
C. Arachne changes into an old woman.
D. A spider bites Arachne.

B. Arachne changes into a spider.

12

The character trait that is most important in bringing about Arachne’s downfall is

A. foolishness.
B. anger.
C. impulsiveness.
D. pride.

D. pride.

13

Athene’s punishment for Arachne fits Arachne’s crime because

A. spiders cannot compete against the gods.
B. spiders are tiny, spindly, and distorted.
C. most humans fear spiders.
D. spiders spin and weave.

D. spiders spin and weave.

14

One lesson that “Arachne” teaches is that the gods will punish humans who

A. are cruel to the weak and elderly.
B. say they are equal to the gods.
C. become too skillful at what they do.
D. attempt to take their own lives.

B. say they are equal to the gods.

15

The story of “Arachne” shows that the ancient Greeks valued

A. weaving skill.
B. fine thread.
C. competition.
D. disguises.

A. weaving skill.

16

Arachne refuses to take the old woman’s advice and calls her stupid. How would the ancient Greeks describe Arachne’s behavior?

A. unimportant
B. foolish
C. cruel
D. normal

B. foolish

17

What happens right after Arachne insults the old woman?

A. The old woman leaves immediately.
B. The old woman starts to weave.
C. The old woman changes into Athene.
D. The old woman changes into a spider.

C. The old woman changes into Athene

18

During the weaving contest, Athene weaves a warning to Arachne. What does Athene’s weaving show?

A. the natural beauty of Greece
B. what happens to mortals who compete against gods
C. the miraculous powers of the gods
D. humans being rewarded for respecting the gods

B. what happens to mortals who compete against gods

19

Why does Arachne try to hang herself?

A. She thinks she will not die.
B. Her weaving is not good.
C. She is angry with her father.
D. Athene has insulted her.

D. Athene has insulted her.

20

What is the effect of Athene’s touching the rope and then touching Arachne?

A. Arachne turns into a spider.
B. Athene disappears.
C. Arachne disappears.
D. Arachne changes into an old woman.

A. Arachne turns into a spider.

21

Why does Arachne’s punishment fit her crime?

A. She will no longer be able to spin.
B. In her new form, she will live on and spin.
C. Everyone will fear her instead of admiring her. D. In her new form, she will be tiny.

B. In her new form, she will live on and spin.

22

Which character trait is the cause of Arachne’s downfall?

A. silliness
B. curiosity
C. pride
D. selfishness

C. pride

23

What does “Arachne” show you that the ancient Greeks valued?

A. weaving skill
B. disguises
C. healthy competition
D. games

A. weaving skill