National Mythology Exam | Pegasus

THEME: Theseus

WHAT IS THE PEGASUS NATIONAL MYTHOLOGY EXAM?

The study of mythology allows us to understand our world, global literature, and art while also helping us to make classical connections to contemporary culture.

The Pegasus National Mythology Exam strives to make mythology accessible to all students, grades 3-8.  The Pegasus National Mythology Exam welcomes all students of classical mythology. The Pegasus Mythology Exam is open to all students, grades 3-8. Students in grades 9-12 should register for the Medusa Mythology Exam.

The Pegasus Mythology Exam is given annually to over 6,000 students in approximately 300 schools nationally and internationally.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

The Pegasus National Mythology Exam Bibliography is now available.

Since no standard translated is specifically required to be read for the test, a list of classical spellings encountered on the test can be found here

The registration window for the Pegasus Exam has closed.  Contact info@aclclassics.org with any questions. 

For any issues with registration for the digital version  contact help@quia.com.

WHAT IS THE EXAM COST?

Registration and shipping fee is $15 - Each test is an additional $5 ($4.00 for current ACL Members).

WHAT IS THE CONTENT ON THE EXAM?

Exam requirements are based on the grade level of the student:

 

  General Myth

  (30 questions)

  Thematic Section

  (10 questions)

  Extension Questions on Theme

  (10 questions)

     Grades 3-4   Required    
     Grades 5-6   Required   Required  
     Grades 7-8   Required   Required   Required

WHAT RESOURCES CAN BE USED TO PREPARE?

The Pegasus National Mythology Exam Bibliography is now available.  Targeted teaching resources and materials from the bibliography are available from the ETC Store.

Access the Hero's Journey Handout, discussion guide for Applying the Hero's Journey to the Theseus Myth, and a video on the Scientific Origins of the Minotaur.

ETC has available for purchase past and newly-redesigned teaching modules with printable activities and teaching resources designed to reinforce the concepts and information presented on the test.

You can find examples of published resources and activities from the ETC store here.

WHAT ABOUT AWARDS? 

Certificates for perfect papers will be mailed with your awards packet in early-to-mid May.  Other awards and participation certificates can be downloaded and edited from the National Mythology Exam  website.  In addition to the medals some students will receive. Certificates are another great way to showcase student achievement!

Awards are distributed proportionally based upon the annual, national averages for the exam.

Perfect paper: Certificate  + gold medal

Summa cum laude: gold medal + printable certificate

Maxima cum laude: silver medal + printable certificate

Magna cum laude (listed as bronze): embossed ribbon + printable certificate

Cum laude: printable certificate

WHAT DATES TO KNOW:

Exam registration:  September 1, 2021-January 15, 2022

Exam administration:  February 14, 2022-March 4, 2022

Exam results will be mailed from early-to-mid May 2022

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, payment or award results and mailing, please contact: etcexams@etclassics.org

If you have questions regarding exam preparation, content, bibliography or teaching resources, please contact: pegasuschair@etclassics.org

Have even more questions, please check out our FAQ document.  

2021-2022 National Pegasus Mythology Exam cut off scores is now available.
Downloadable Pegasus certificates:  COLOR CERTIFICATES