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Greek mythology multiple choice

Answer these questions about Greek mythology.
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1. Who slew the Minotaur?
Heracles
Theseus
Minos
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?
Atlas
Prometheus
Sisyphus
Orpheus
4. Which Titan was the goddess of memory and mother of the Muses?
Hera
Themis
Mnemosyne
Tethys
5. Which goddess was obliged to spend part of every year in the underworld because Hades tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds?
Demeter
Calliope
Persephone
Aphrodite
6. Why was Arachne transformed into a spider?
She refused Apollo's amorous advances
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
7. Who refused to marry anyone, unless they could beat her in a foot race?
Penelope
Eurydice
Nausicaa
Atalanta
8. Who flew too close to the sun on wings made of feathers and wax?
Aegeus
Pericles
Icarus
Daedalus
9. Who was the twin half-brother of Castor?
Iolaus
Laërtes
Pollux
Nestor
10. Which of these is not true of the sorceress Medea?
She gained her powers by killing her aunt Circe
She killed two of her own children after Jason spurned her
She used her magic to help Jason obtain the Golden Fleece
Her grandfather was the sun god Helios
11. Who was Polyphemus?
A general for the Greeks in the Trojan War
A cyclops that was blinded by Odysseus
The king of the centaurs
Father of the Titan Cronus
12. Which of these was NOT a child of Zeus?
Perseus
Heracles
Helen of Troy
Asclepius
13. Who was born by emerging fully grown from Zeus's head?
Ares
Athena
Hermes
Hephaestus
14. Which goddess is a virgin who swore never to marry?
Artemis
Athena
Demeter
Aphrodite
15. How did Odysseus avoid being drowned by the Sirens?
He and his men swam underwater so they could not hear them
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
He had his crew drown them out by playing louder music
5 Comments
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Level 63
Nov 11, 2021
Prometheus was only doomed to stay there until a son of Zeus came to rescue him.
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Level 60
Nov 27, 2021
Athena was also a virgin goddess.
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Level 60
Jan 8, 2023
Only in Roman mythology would that clue apply, I think.
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Level 58
May 22, 2024
no
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Level 75
Jan 22, 2023
Apparently no one knows the answer to Q12. The results with almost 2000 takes are worse than random chance (23%).