National Mythology Exam NME

THEME:
Perseus and Monsters

 

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL MYTHOLOGY EXAM?

The most prominent undertaking of Excellence Through Classics is the National Mythology Exam. Since 1989, the exam has been offered to students in elementary, intermediate, and middle school grades three through nine. The NME is consistently given to over 9,000 students in approximately 400 schools around the United States and in several foreign countries. The National Mythology Exam welcomes all students of mythology. The NME is open to students at all schools - public, private, and home.

WHAT IS CONTENT?

The NME looks slightly different for students in different grades:

  • Grades 3-4 take the basic 30-item exam on Greek and Roman mythology;
  • Grade 5-6 takes the basic 30-item exam on Greek and Roman mythology;  
    • AND 10 questions on the theme;
  • Grades 7-8 take the basic 30-item exam on Greek and Roman mythology;  
    • AND 10 questions on the theme;  
    • AND 10 questions sub-test from the Odyssey OR Aeneid;  
  • Grades 9-12 take the basic 30-item exam on Greek and Roman mythology;  
    • AND a 10 question sub-test from the Odyssey OR Aeneid  
    • AND a 20 question sub-test on Metamorphoses.

WHAT ABOUT AWARDS?

All participants will receive ribbons. Qualifying high scores will earn certificates. Perfect scores will earn medallions.

Print your own Certificates of Participation in COLOR or BLACK AND WHITE for all of your students. Show your students that you appreciate the hard work they put in when preparing for the test.

DATES TO KNOW:

  • Exam administration is open: February 18 - March 1
  • Deadline for ordering: :
  • Exam results mailed:

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Follow this link. 

 

WHERE CAN I FIND A SAMPLE EXAM?

Click here.

WHERE CAN I FIND PRIOR RESULTS?

Click here.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have more questions, contact the National Mythology Chair. 

 

 

The 2019 National Mythology Exam Bibliography lists all required sources

Since no standard translation is being recommend for the 2019 test, we have created a list of spellings that will be used on the test. Click Here


Materials on Greek and Roman mythology may be found in: d'Aulaire, Ingri and Edgar, d'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths, New York, Doubleday and Co., 1962, and (for more advanced students) in Guerber, H. A. The Myths of Greece and Rome, New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1993. Both are available from the American Classical League's Teaching Materials and Resource Center by clicking on the title.

Additionally, ETC has available for purchase an activity packet with camera-ready activities designed to reinforce the concepts and information included in the test.

 

 

Sources and Materials for Study:
The National Association of Secondary School Principals has placed this program on the NASSP National Advisory List of Contests and Activities for 2018-2019.