Greek Mythology Study Guide

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Gods, Goddesses, and Famous Mythological People and Creatures!

  
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  • 1. 
    Ancient Greeks explained nature and their beliefs with stories called _______
    • A. 

      Tall tales

    • B. 

      Poems

    • C. 

      Myths


  • 2. 
    An ancient Greek  'god' or 'goddess' was which of the following choices?
    • A. 

      Was IMMORTAL, but WEAKER than humans

    • B. 

      Was MORTAL, but MORE POWERFUL than humans

    • C. 

      Was IMMORTAL and MORE POWERFUL than humans


  • 3. 
    If someone was MORTAL, it meant that
    • A. 

      The person could live forever

    • B. 

      The person would die eventually


  • 4. 
    Which god and goddess were married?
    • A. 

      Poseidon was married to Athena

    • B. 

      Zeus was married to Hera

    • C. 

      Zeus was married to Arachne


  • 5. 
    Which famous Greek giant gave man fire and made Zeus angry?
    • A. 

      Prometheus

    • B. 

      Persephone

    • C. 

      Poseidon


  • 6. 
    Which of the following 3 creatures were half human and half animal?
    • A. 

      Atlas, Pandora, and Centaur

    • B. 

      Centaur, Dionysus, Pegasus

    • C. 

      Centaur, Minotaur, and Sphinx


  • 7. 
    Which of the following creatures had three heads and was owned by Hades?
    • A. 

      Centaur

    • B. 

      Cerberus

    • C. 

      Minotaur


  • 8. 
    Who was the inventor of the Labrynth?
    • A. 

      Daedalus

    • B. 

      Dionysus

    • C. 

      Minotaur


  • 9. 
    What half man and half bull creature guarded the Labrynth?
    • A. 

      The Daedalus

    • B. 

      The Minotaur

    • C. 

      The Icarus


  • 10. 
    Which Prince killed the Minotaur and escaped from the Labrynth?
    • A. 

      Prince Theseus

    • B. 

      Prince Icarus

    • C. 

      Prince Minotaur


  • 11. 
    Daedalus' son flew too close to the sun and fell.  His name was_____?
    • A. 

      Theseus

    • B. 

      Icarus

    • C. 

      Minotaur


  • 12. 
    The woman who ran very fast and NEVER wanted to marry was Arachne
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    The woman who ran very fast and NEVER wanted to marry was Atalanta
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 14. 
    The woman who beat Athena in a contest ans was a skilled weaver was Arachne.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 15. 
    THe god of the underworld, Hades, was married to Persephone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 16. 
    THe god of fire was Zeus.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 17. 
    Hephaestus was the god of fire.  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 18. 
    Pan was a musically talented, pipe-playing, goat-like creature.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 19. 
    Which curious woman opened a box that "let all the bad" escape into the world?
    • A. 

      Pegasus

    • B. 

      Pandora

    • C. 

      Prometheus


  • 20. 
    THe Greek hero named _______________ solved the Riddle of the Sphinx.
    • A. 

      Atlas

    • B. 

      Dionysus

    • C. 

      Oedipus


  • 21. 
    ______________ was the home of the ancient Greek gods/goddesses.
    • A. 

      Mount Ranier

    • B. 

      Mount Rushmore

    • C. 

      Mount Olympus


  • 22. 
    An ancient Greek farmer who was worried about his harvest would probably pray to:
    • A. 

      Atlas - the Titan who holds up the sky

    • B. 

      Demeter- the GODDESS of grain and harvest

    • C. 

      Dionysus- the GOD of wine


  • 23. 
    Dionysus was the god of wine
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 24. 
    Two mythological creatures related to horses are:
    • A. 

      Pan and the Minotaur

    • B. 

      Centaurs and Minotaurs

    • C. 

      Centaurs and Pegasus


  • 25. 
    Demeter, the goddess of the grain and harvest had a beautiful daughter named _____________. SHe was tricked into marrying  Hades, the god of the underworld.
    • A. 

      Pegasus

    • B. 

      Persephone

    • C. 

      Percy Jackson


  • 26. 
    The Trojan War included which of the following details?  (You can choose as many as you think are right!)
    • A. 

      The war was fought by the Greeks and Trojans

    • B. 

      The war began when a hero named Paris chose Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess.

    • C. 

      Helen, the world's most beautiful woman, was given to Paris as his reward.

    • D. 

      The Greeks his inside a huge horse and tricked their way into the Trojan City.

    • E. 

      The Trojan horse idea did NOT work. The Greeks LOST the war and came home defeated.

    • F. 

      The Trojan Horse idea DID work. The Greeks WON the war.


  • 27. 
    The TWIN god and goddess are:
    • A. 

      Ares- the God of War and Aphrodite- the goddess of love and beauty

    • B. 

      Apollo- the god of light, poetry, and music and Artemis- the goddess of the moon and hunting

    • C. 

      Ares- the god of war and Athena- the goddess of wisdom


  • 28. 
    Athena sprang from the mind of Zeus. She was the goddess of _________ and _________.
    • A. 

      Fire and lightning

    • B. 

      Hunting and fishing

    • C. 

      War and wisdom


  • 29. 
    Another male god of WAR was
    • A. 

      Apollo

    • B. 

      Ares

    • C. 

      Hades


  • 30. 
    This god of the SEA carried a TRIDENT. 
    • A. 

      Poseidon

    • B. 

      Prometheus

    • C. 

      Persephone


  • 31. 
    When the gods wanted to send messages, they could use a special messenger god, called:
    • A. 

      Hera

    • B. 

      Hermes

    • C. 

      Hades


  • 32. 
    Two of the gods we studied had Hera and Persphone as wives. The gods were ____ and _____.
    • A. 

      Poseidon and Ares

    • B. 

      Theseus and Hades

    • C. 

      Zeus and Hades


  • 33. 
    What do you think the following statement might mean? " Oops! You really opened up Pandora's box. Good luck sorting that out!" 

  • 34. 
     Did the Trojan Horse help the Greeks win the Trojan War? Explain your answer. When you answer, think about including details that answer the following questions: What did the Greeks do? WHERE did the Greeks and the 'Trojan' horse go when it was finished? Did the Greeks win or lose with their idea of building the Trojan Horse?

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