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?

The reigstration is closed. Contact Dawn Carlin for more information. 

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 lists all required readings. 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
  • Silver medal to second-place scorers 
  • Bronze medal to third-place scorers

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.

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?

Contact National Mythology Chair with any questions: 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.