National Mythology Exam | NME

THEME:
Perseus and Mythological Monsters

 

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL MYTHOLOGY EXAM?

The National Mythology Exam is given annually to over 9,000 students in approximately 400 schools nationally and internationally. The National Mythology Exam welcomes all students of classical mythology. The National Mythology Exam is open to all students, grades 3-12. 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Follow this link. 

WHAT IS THE CONTENT?

Exam requirements based on the grade level of the student:

 

General Myth

(30 questions)

Thematic Section

(10 questions)

Classical Subtest:

Aeneid or Oydssey

(10 questions)

Classical Subtest:

Ovid

(20 questions)

 

Grades 3-4

required      

Grades 5-6

required required    

Grades 7-8

required required One  required  

Grades 9-12

required   One required required

 

WHAT ABOUT THE RESOURCES?

The National Mythology Exam bibliography can be found here. All required readings can be found in the bibliography. Some resources from the bibliography are available from the American Classical League's Teaching Materials and Resource Center. 

Since no standard translation is being recommended for the test, a list of classical spellings that will be used on the test can be found here

Additionally, ETC has available for purchase an activity packet with printable activities designed to reinforce the concepts and information covered by the test.

            See link here:  https://etclassics.org/Resources/NME-Study-Materials

WHAT ABOUT AWARDS?

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

  • Perfect paper: Gold medal and certificate
  • Gold medal and summa cum laude certificate to top scorers
  • Silver medal and magna cum laude certificate to second-place scorers 
  • Cum laude certificate to third-place scorers

Certificate templates will be made available for teachers to print. 

WHAT DATES TO KNOW:

Exam registration: September 1, 2019 - January 15, 2020 

Exam administration: February 17 - March 1, 2020

Exam results mailed: early-to-mid May, 2020

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have more questions, contact the National Mythology Chair: nmechair@etclassics.org

 


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