The Argonautika: The Story of Jason and the Quest for the Golden Fleece Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book Four: Homeward Bound.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which goddess does Pelias ignore during the feast?
(a) Demeter.
(b) Athena.
(c) Aphrodite.
(d) Hera.

2. What goddess does Medea invoke while approaching the guardian dragon?
(a) Pheme.
(b) Hecate.
(c) Nemesis.
(d) Iris.

3. Who awoke in terror as Medea and Jason approached the dragon?
(a) Women who had just given birth.
(b) Children sleeping in the fields.
(c) Shepherds who were sleeping in nearby fields.
(d) The birds in the trees.

4. How many "measures" must Jason plow with the bronze-hoofed bulls?
(a) 4.
(b) 6.
(c) 8.
(d) 2.

5. Who protects Jason and the others as they walk to Aietes' palace?
(a) Bia.
(b) Athena.
(c) Hera.
(d) Hestia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What goddess allows Sthenelos to watch the Agro pass before his tomb?

2. What does Medea fear so much that she decides not to kill herself on the night she agrees to help Jason?

3. How many daughters does Aietes have?

4. To whom does Jason wish to build an alter to while the Argo is being prepared?

5. What is the name of the girl who keeps her flock by the marshes of Peneios?

(see the answer key)

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