King Midas

20 Questions  I  By Butlers73 on April 21, 2009
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1.  What characteristic describes Midas at the end of the story?
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2.  What is the setting at the beginning of this myth?
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3.  Why does Dionysus grant Midas a wish?
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7.  The irony Kind Midas faces is that
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8.  What will Midas probably do after the story ends?
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9.  Why does King Midas want the ability to turn things to gold?
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10.  Why does Midas want everything he touches to turn to gold?
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11.  Why did Silenus make the bargain with King Midas?
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12.  Which of the following best shows the irony of Midas's wish?
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13.  Which sentence best states the irony in the story  of King Midas?
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14.  Based on the description of Midas in the story's beginning, readers can reasonably conclude that he
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15.  King Midas said, "'I shall send word to your master at once.'  Silenus began to look worried, for his mater was the god Dionysus, who was not only powerful but also quick tempered." pg. 561Why does Silenus begin to worry?
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16.  Which incident leads Midas to regret his wish?
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17.  Midas receives the golden touch
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18.  Irony is present in the story because
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19.  "Midas had a loving wife and a daughter he adored, but he was still discontented.  He wanted to be the most powerful king in the world; he wanted everyone to envy him."pg. 560What is the meaning of the word discontented as it is used in the above passage?
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