Medusa Mythology Exam

The International Competition For Mythology Enthusiasts

Last year, the Medusa Mythology moved the testing dates; THIS YEAR we are moving the mailing address.

The 2016 Exam theme is 
"The Rise and Fall Of the Titans."

Testing dates are November 28 through December  16, 2016.

Results packets will be sent out in February 2017.  
Please take into consideration 
the time involved in sending a package to your school.
     Score results and the answer key will be posted once the results packages have been sent out.

Information:  The 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.

The Exam’s content rotates through a three-year theme cycle:
                   1st =   Olympians
                   2nd = Monsters and evil-doers
                   3rd =  Heroes

After the 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. 

Exam results are sent out in March.
  Five levels of awards are given:
                   Coronae Olivae (certificate)
                   Coronae Laurea (certificate)
                   Bronze (certificate with medal)
                   Silver (certificate with medal)
                   Gold (certificate with medal)

Registration:  Registration information and forms will be posted in late 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.  

Contact cipolone@snip.net

FLORIDA MAILING ADDRESS:  Medusa Mythology Exam, P.O. Box 375, Tallahassee, FL  32302.  DO NOT send any mail to any U.S. Post Office Box in Virginia.