Mythology Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Three. The Great Heroes before the Trojan War - Perseus, Theseus, Hercules and Atalanta.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what did Atalanta challenge all her suitors?
(a) A race on horseback that she knew she would win.
(b) A jousting tournament that she knew she would win.
(c) A hotdog eating contest that she knew she would win.
(d) A foot race that she knew she would win.

2. Homeric hymns, written from the end of the ______________ century BC to the fifth or even fourth century BC, were written to honor various gods.
(a) Sixth.
(b) Eighth.
(c) Second.
(d) Fourth.

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

4. What turned crimson in honor of Pyramus and Thisbe's great love?
(a) The white apple.
(b) The white poinsettia leaves.
(c) The white strawberries.
(d) The white mulberry berries.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The main gods, or ______________, lived on Mount Olympus.

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

3. When they reached home, Medea helped Jason take revenge on whom?

4. Pygmalion fell in love with the statue of a woman that he had created. Venus took pity on his aching heart and turned the statue into a real, living woman. Pygmalion married her and named her ____________.

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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