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. Homer, an ancient Greek _________, provided a lot of important insight in his epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
(a) Musician.
(b) Poet.
(c) Singer.
(d) Novelist.

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

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

4. The Roman poet ________ wrote a lot about the myths, but presented them as silly stories that held no inner meaning.
(a) Cercops.
(b) Homer.
(c) Ovid.
(d) Oppian.

5. ______________ was the god of the sea and brother of Zeus.
(a) Poseidon/Neptune.
(b) Hera/Juno.
(c) Hades/Pluto.
(d) Zeus/Jupiter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Zeus and the other gods took over when Zeus dethroned ____________ and seized his power.

2. Another story tells that Zeus was angry with early men and sent what to destroy them?

3. Why were the gods worshiped?

4. According to the Greeks, in the beginning there was only __________.

5. The Greeks saw perfection in the ideal beauty of __________, and they used it as a model for their statues of the gods. .

(see the answer key)

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