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 Medusa Mythology Exam

The International Competition For Mythology Enthusiasts


The 2018 Exam theme is 

"Where have all the heroes gone?"

   Testing dates are November 26 through December 14, 2018

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The 2018 registration form will be posted on the "Registration and testing information" page the first week of August, 2018


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 specific theme for the current year's exam, the theme and a study guide are announced in May 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 format always uses a 40-question, multiple-choice format, and three of the forty questions are picture questions.  Students are given 40 minutes to complete the exam; students' teachers are allowed to administer the exam. 

Exam results are sent out in March.
  Five levels of awards are available for students who do well on the exam:  
       *Olivae (for which the student receives a certificate), 
       *Laurea (for which the student receives a certificate), 
       *Bronze medal (for which students receive a certificate and a medal), 
       *Silver medal (for which a student receives a certificate and a medal), and 
       *Gold medal (for which a student receives a certificate and a medal).  

Also, students who receive perfect scores will receive the following cash prizes as well as a certificate and a medal::
       *Juniors and Seniors = $75
       *Sophomores and Freshmen = $50
       *Middle-school students = $25

CostThere are two fees:  the per-student fee and the school registration fee.
The per-student fee is $10 for one student, $5 for two or more students.
The school registration fee is 
$15 for schools within the United States; $25 for schools within South America and Canada; and $45 for all other schools.  students, plus a $45 school fee.


Registration:  Registration information and forms will be posted the first week of August.


Please double-check with your bookkeeper to make sure that your bookkeeper has the Florida Post Office box address given on the registration form.  DO NOT send any mail to ANY U.S. Post Office Box in Virginia.  Registrations received after the registration deadline will be charged a late fee no matter what the reason.


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.  

QuestionsContact dwinstan@gmail.com