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. The Greeks created their gods in whose image?
(a) The leaders' images.
(b) The Romans' images.
(c) No one's image.
(d) Their own.

2. Another story tells that Zeus was angry with early men and sent what to destroy them?
(a) A swarm of locusts.
(b) A great snow storm.
(c) A plague.
(d) A great flood.

3. In one version of the story of the creation of man, the gods created different races of men based on _________.
(a) Wood.
(b) Metals.
(c) Music.
(d) Food.

4. The main gods, or ______________, lived on Mount Olympus.
(a) Olympusians.
(b) Athletes.
(c) Olymps.
(d) Olympians.

5. Apollo (also known as Apollo to the Romans) and _________ were the children of Zeus and Leto.
(a) Artemis/Aphrodite.
(b) Artemis/Diana.
(c) Diana/Venus.
(d) Aphrodite/Venus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Zeus imprisoned the Titans and forced _______ to hold up the sky.

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

3. Hesiod's _______________ is another main source, which asked questions about the origins of things.

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

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

(see the answer key)

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