Medusa Mythology Exam
The International Competition For Mythology Enthusiasts
The 2017 Exam theme is
"Mythological Women: Magnificent and Maleficent"
Testing dates are November 27 through
December 15, 2017
Registration information will be sent out and posted on this web page in August 2017.
Medusa Exam is open to public, private, and home-school students. Public
or private school students must be in the 6th grade or higher; home-school
students must be eleven years old. Latin, English, and home-school
teachers are encouraged to enroll their interested students.
Exam’s content rotates through a three-year theme cycle:
1st = Olympians
2nd = Monsters and evil-doers
3rd = Heroes
Exam committee picks a theme for the exam, the theme and a study guide are announced in March of the testing year.
Because each Exam covers a specific topic from within the cycle, students who take the Exam for
more than one year find that they build a deep knowledge of mythology.
While the exam has a different theme every year, the exam is always a 40-question,
multiple-choice format, with three picture questions. Students are given 40 minutes to complete the
exam; teachers are allowed to administer the exam.
results are sent out in March. Five
levels of awards are given:
Coronae Olivae (certificate)
Coronae Laurea (certificate)
Bronze (certificate with
Silver (certificate with
Gold (certificate with medal)
Registration: Registration information and forms will be posted in August.
Cost: $5.00 per
student plus a $15 school fee ($25 for Canadian schools, and $35 for international schools). Please advise your bookkeeper of the change of address for registrations. The U.S. Post Office now charges a weekly fee for forwarding mail, and a portion of this charge will be passed on to all registrations that are forwarded to the correct address.
Administration: Please see the Administration time line for information on administering the exam.
Awards: Corona Olivae and Corona Laurea certificates; Bronze, Silver, and Gold
medal awards include certificates.
FLORIDA MAILING ADDRESS: Medusa Mythology Exam, P.O. Box 375, Tallahassee, FL 32302.
N.B.: DO NOT send any mail to any U.S. Post Office Box in Virginia.
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