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Greek mythology multiple choice

Answer these questions about Greek mythology.
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1. Who slew the Minotaur?
Minos
Heracles
Theseus
Perseus
2. Whose mother bathed them in the River Styx as an infant, while holding them by the heel?
Diomedes
Achilles
Odysseus
Ajax
3. Who was doomed to be chained to a rock for eternity and have an eagle eat their liver every day?
Orpheus
Atlas
Prometheus
Sisyphus
4. Which Titan was the goddess of memory and mother of the Muses?
Tethys
Hera
Mnemosyne
Themis
5. Which goddess was obliged to spend part of every year in the underworld because Hades tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds?
Demeter
Aphrodite
Calliope
Persephone
6. Why was Arachne transformed into a spider?
Hera got mad because Zeus seduced her
She pridefully challenged Athena to a weaving contest
She stole the loom of one of the three Fates
She refused Apollo's amorous advances
7. Who refused to marry anyone, unless they could beat her in a foot race?
Eurydice
Atalanta
Penelope
Nausicaa
8. Who flew too close to the sun on wings made of feathers and wax?
Icarus
Aegeus
Pericles
Daedalus
9. Who was the twin half-brother of Castor?
Iolaus
Laërtes
Nestor
Pollux
10. Which of these is not true of the sorceress Medea?
She used her magic to help Jason obtain the Golden Fleece
She gained her powers by killing her aunt Circe
Her grandfather was the sun god Helios
She killed two of her own children after Jason spurned her
11. Who was Polyphemus?
The king of the centaurs
Father of the Titan Cronus
A general for the Greeks in the Trojan War
A cyclops that was blinded by Odysseus
12. Which of these was NOT a child of Zeus?
Helen of Troy
Asclepius
Perseus
Heracles
13. Who was born by emerging fully grown from Zeus's head?
Ares
Hermes
Athena
Hephaestus
14. Which goddess is a virgin who swore never to marry?
Athena
Demeter
Artemis
Aphrodite
15. How did Odysseus avoid being drowned by the Sirens?
He and his men swam underwater so they could not hear them
He had his crew drown them out by playing louder music
He prayed to Athena to block his ears
He had his men tie him to the ship's mast and plug their ears with beeswax
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Level 61
Nov 11, 2021
Prometheus was only doomed to stay there until a son of Zeus came to rescue him.
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Level 58
Nov 27, 2021
Athena was also a virgin goddess.