How Wel Do You Know Prometheus?

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Prometheus was famous for being a culture hero. He was also a Titan who is kinda like Loki, the trickster. He was loved by his people. How well do you know him? Take our quiz to prove your knowledge of him.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the meaning of Prometheus?

    • A.

      Giver

    • B.

      Warrior

    • C.

      Forethought

    • D.

      Fraudster

    Correct Answer
    C. Forethought
    Explanation
    Prometheus was a figure in Greek mythology known for his cunning and intelligence. He was credited with the ability to foresee the future and plan ahead, hence the meaning of his name "Forethought". This ability allowed him to outsmart the gods and give humans the gift of fire, which ultimately led to their progress and development. Therefore, "Forethought" accurately represents the meaning of Prometheus.

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  • 2. 

    The following are the features of Prometheus except?

    • A.

      Titan

    • B.

      Greedy

    • C.

      Culture hero

    • D.

      Trickster

    Correct Answer
    B. Greedy
    Explanation
    Prometheus is a figure from Greek mythology who is known as a culture hero and a trickster. He is not associated with being greedy. In Greek mythology, Prometheus is known for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to humans, which angered Zeus. As a punishment, Prometheus was chained to a rock and had his liver eaten by an eagle every day. Therefore, the correct answer is "Greedy".

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following persons sentenced Prometheus?

    • A.

      Heracles

    • B.

      Hercules

    • C.

      Zeus

    • D.

      Athena

    Correct Answer
    C. Zeus
    Explanation
    Zeus sentenced Prometheus.

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  • 4. 

    What offense did he commit?

    • A.

      A lair

    • B.

      A womanizer

    • C.

      A drunkard

    • D.

      A thief

    Correct Answer
    A. A lair
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "A liar." This means that the person in question committed the offense of lying.

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  • 5. 

    Who freed Prometheus?

    • A.

      Zeus

    • B.

      Heracles

    • C.

      Olympian gods

    • D.

      Hephaestus

    Correct Answer
    B. Heracles
    Explanation
    Heracles is the correct answer because in Greek mythology, it was Heracles (also known as Hercules) who freed Prometheus. Prometheus was punished by Zeus for stealing fire and giving it to humans. He was chained to a rock, and an eagle would come every day to eat his liver, which would regenerate overnight. Heracles, as part of his twelve labors, was tasked with freeing Prometheus. He killed the eagle and broke the chains, thus freeing Prometheus from his eternal torment.

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  • 6. 

    Who was his wife's name?

    • A.

      Menoetius

    • B.

      Clymene

    • C.

      Atlas

    • D.

      Pyrrha

    Correct Answer
    D. Pyrrha
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pyrrha because the question asks for the name of the person's wife. Out of the given options, Pyrrha is the only one that can be a name for a person's wife. Menoetius, Clymene, and Atlas are all male names, so they cannot be the wife's name.

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  • 7. 

    What was the name of Prometheus' father?

    • A.

      Epimetheus

    • B.

      Devcalion

    • C.

      Noah

    • D.

      Lapetus

    Correct Answer
    D. Lapetus
    Explanation
    Lapetus is the correct answer because in Greek mythology, Prometheus was one of the Titans, and his father was Lapetus. Lapetus was also a Titan, and he was known for being the father of several other prominent figures in Greek mythology, including Atlas and Epimetheus. Therefore, Lapetus is the correct answer to the question about Prometheus' father.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following was sent to eat Prometheus' liver as a result of his transgression?

    • A.

      Dog

    • B.

      Bird

    • C.

      Snake

    • D.

      Eagle

    Correct Answer
    D. Eagle
    Explanation
    In Greek mythology, Prometheus was punished by Zeus for stealing fire from the gods and giving it to humans. As a result of his transgression, an eagle was sent to eat his liver every day. This punishment was meant to be eternal, as Prometheus was immortal and his liver would regenerate overnight, only to be eaten again the next day. The eagle symbolizes Zeus' power and serves as a reminder of the consequences of defying the gods.

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  • 9. 

    When did Prometheus first appear in Greek art?

    • A.

      600 BCE

    • B.

      7th century BCE

    • C.

      9th century BCE

    • D.

      8th century BCE

    Correct Answer
    B. 7th century BCE
    Explanation
    Prometheus first appeared in Greek art during the 7th century BCE. This is supported by archaeological evidence and the development of Greek artistic styles during this period. The figure of Prometheus became increasingly popular in Greek art, particularly in pottery and sculpture, as he was a central character in Greek mythology and played a significant role in the creation of humanity. The 7th century BCE marked a period of artistic innovation and expansion in ancient Greece, making it a likely time for the introduction of Prometheus in Greek art.

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  • 10. 

    How many brothers did Prometheus have?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    A. 6
    Explanation
    Prometheus had six brothers.

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