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. ____________ was the goddess of love, who was said to have been born from the foam of the sea.
(a) Aphrodite/Venus.
(b) Artemis/Diana.
(c) Athena/Minerva.
(d) Hera/Juno.

2. The Romans believed in the Olympian gods, giving them different ___________.
(a) Jobs.
(b) Personalities.
(c) Names.
(d) Attributes.

3. These gods were the children of the ____________, who were the children of heaven and earth.
(a) Angels.
(b) Devils.
(c) Godfather.
(d) Titans.

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

5. Zeus imprisoned the Titans and forced _______ to hold up the sky.
(a) Artemis.
(b) Athena.
(c) Atlas.
(d) Artemisia.

Short Answer Questions

1. Later Greek writers include ______________, a lyric poet whose poems contained references to mythology, and the tragic playwrights Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.

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

3. When Zeus was born, what did Cronus' wife Rhea do?

4. When a mortal committed a crime, broke an oath, or harmed a guest, they were seen to be ___________.

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

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