Mythology Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part One. How the World and Mankind Were Created, and The Earliest Heroes.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Out of this came Night and Death, then Light, followed by Earth (_________) and Heaven (Ouranos, or Uranus).
(a) Xenophon.
(b) Parmenides.
(c) Gala.
(d) Ephesus.

2. Whose family survived Zeus' anger?
(a) Aristophanes'.
(b) Zeus'.
(c) Prometheus'.
(d) Diogenes'.

3. _________ was the king of the gods and ruler of Olympus.
(a) Zeus/Jupiter.
(b) Zeus/Neptune.
(c) Poseidon/Neptune.
(d) Hera/Juno.

4. _______________ was the goddess of wisdom, and protector of cities and civilization.
(a) Athena/Minerva.
(b) Athena/Diana.
(c) Diana/Minerva.
(d) Artemis/Diana.

5. To punish men, Zeus sent them ___________.
(a) Disasters.
(b) Plagues.
(c) Children.
(d) Women.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the Greeks create their myths, initially?

2. ____________ was the goddess of love, who was said to have been born from the foam of the sea.

3. The Roman poet ________ wrote a lot about the myths, but presented them as silly stories that held no inner meaning.

4. The Titan called Cronus fought his father and took his power. Fearing that his children would do the same when they grew up, what did he do to each newborn baby?

5. The Romans believed in the Olympian gods, giving them different ___________.

(see the answer key)

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