Folk Tale/Legend/Myth Test

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Folk Tale/Legend/Myth Test - Quiz

Do your best! Remember your folk tales, legends, and myths!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the passing of songs, stories, and poems to new generations by word of mouth?

    • A.

      Legend

    • B.

      Oral tradition

    • C.

      Genre

    • D.

      Folk songs

    Correct Answer
    B. Oral tradition
    Explanation
    The passing of songs, stories, and poems to new generations by word of mouth is known as oral tradition. This refers to the practice of transmitting cultural knowledge, history, and traditions through spoken words rather than written texts. It is a way for communities to preserve and share their cultural heritage, allowing for the continuation of important narratives and the preservation of cultural identity.

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  • 2. 

    What was based on truth in real people or events of the past, then exaggerated, then passed down by word of mouth?

    • A.

      Myth

    • B.

      Folk tale

    • C.

      Legend

    Correct Answer
    C. Legend
    Explanation
    Legends are stories that are based on real people or events from the past, but have been exaggerated over time and passed down by word of mouth. They often involve heroic figures or extraordinary events that have been embellished or distorted through retelling. Unlike myths, which are traditional stories explaining natural phenomena or religious beliefs, legends are more grounded in historical or cultural contexts. Folk tales, on the other hand, are fictional stories that are typically passed down orally within a specific community or culture. Therefore, the correct answer is legend.

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  • 3. 

    Why did the Emperor not allow Ixtla to marry in Popocatepetl and Ixtlaccihuatl?

    • A.

      He thought she was too young.

    • B.

      He was a jealous man who worried about turning over power to another.

    • C.

      He thought she would love another man more than she loved her own father.

    • D.

      He was too confused to give his blessing.

    Correct Answer
    B. He was a jealous man who worried about turning over power to another.
    Explanation
    The Emperor did not allow Ixtla to marry in Popocatepetl and Ixtlaccihuatl because he was a jealous man who worried about turning over power to another. This suggests that the Emperor was possessive and did not want to share his power with anyone, including his daughter's husband. He feared that if Ixtla married, her husband might gain influence and control over the kingdom, potentially posing a threat to his own authority. Therefore, his jealousy and concerns about power led him to deny Ixtla's marriage.

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  • 4. 

    Who killed him/herself in this story?

    • A.

      Popo

    • B.

      Ixtla

    • C.

      Emporer

    • D.

      Popo and Ixtla

    • E.

      Ixtla and her father

    Correct Answer
    D. Popo and Ixtla
    Explanation
    In this story, both Popo and Ixtla killed themselves.

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  • 5. 

    Popo decided to go ahead and become the ruler, even without Ixtla at his side.

    • A.

      True.

    • B.

      False.

    • C.

      The story does not tell us.

    Correct Answer
    B. False.
    Explanation
    The given statement is "Popo decided to go ahead and become the ruler, even without Ixtla at his side." The correct answer is False. This means that Popo did not decide to become the ruler without Ixtla at his side. The story does not provide any information about Popo's decision or whether Ixtla was with him or not. Therefore, we cannot determine the accuracy of the statement based on the given information.

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  • 6. 

    Name a trait the Aztecs admired in regard to this story.

    Correct Answer
    honesty loyalty love bravery wisdom
    Explanation
    The Aztecs admired all of the traits mentioned in the answer. They valued honesty as it was considered a virtue and essential for maintaining trust and harmony within their society. Loyalty was highly regarded as it demonstrated a strong sense of commitment and dedication to one's community and rulers. Love was seen as a powerful emotion that fostered unity and compassion among individuals. Bravery was admired as it showcased strength and fearlessness in the face of challenges or threats. Lastly, wisdom was highly respected as it reflected knowledge, experience, and the ability to make wise decisions for the betterment of the community.

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  • 7. 

    What happens at the end of this story?

    • A.

      All who committed suicide are resurrected.

    • B.

      Popo and Ixtla become volcanic mountains.

    • C.

      The father gets his kingdom back.

    • D.

      All the liars (about Popo) are put to death by the other warriors.

    Correct Answer
    B. Popo and Ixtla become volcanic mountains.
    Explanation
    At the end of the story, Popo and Ixtla become volcanic mountains. This suggests that the characters of Popo and Ixtla undergo a transformation or metamorphosis, possibly as a result of their actions or circumstances in the story. The transformation into volcanic mountains could symbolize a sense of permanence or a connection to the natural world. It also implies that their story has reached a conclusion and that they will now exist as mountains, forever changed.

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  • 8. 

    Which word means all in agreement?

    • A.

      Besieged

    • B.

      Refute

    • C.

      Edifice

    • D.

      Unanimous

    Correct Answer
    D. Unanimous
    Explanation
    The word "unanimous" means all in agreement. It indicates that everyone involved or affected by a decision or opinion is in complete harmony and agreement.

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  • 9. 

    Which word means completely defeated?

    • A.

      Routed

    • B.

      Besieged

    • C.

      Decreed

    • D.

      Edificed

    Correct Answer
    A. Routed
    Explanation
    The word "routed" means completely defeated. It refers to a situation where one side in a conflict or competition is overwhelmingly defeated or overwhelmed by the opposing side. This can be in a military context, where an army is completely defeated and forced to retreat, or in a sports context, where a team is soundly beaten by their opponents. In both cases, the word "routed" implies a thorough and decisive defeat.

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  • 10. 

    What was the edifice in the story?

    • A.

      The obsidian weapon

    • B.

      The mountain

    • C.

      The burial pyramid they built

    • D.

      The king's jealousy

    Correct Answer
    C. The burial pyramid they built
    Explanation
    In the story, the characters built a burial pyramid. This edifice was mentioned as a significant element, indicating that it played a crucial role in the narrative. The other options, such as the obsidian weapon, the mountain, and the king's jealousy, are not mentioned as prominent structures or objects in the story. Therefore, the correct answer is the burial pyramid they built.

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  • 11. 

    Did Popo relish the thought of ruling alone, without Ixtla?

    • A.

      Yes.

    • B.

      No.

    Correct Answer
    B. No.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "No" because the question is asking whether Popo relished the thought of ruling alone without Ixtla. Since the answer is "No," it implies that Popo did not enjoy the idea of ruling without Ixtla.

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  • 12. 

    1. a brief story or poem, usually with animal characters, that teaches a lesson2. an entertaining story composed orally and then passed by word of mouth

    • A.

      1. legend 2. myth

    • B.

      1. fable 2. folk tale

    • C.

      1. folk tale 2. legend

    • D.

      1. fable 2. myth

    Correct Answer
    B. 1. fable 2. folk tale
    Explanation
    A fable is a brief story or poem that usually features animal characters and teaches a lesson. It often has a moral or a message that is meant to educate or provide guidance to the reader. On the other hand, a folk tale is an entertaining story that is passed down orally, from generation to generation. It can include various elements such as myths, legends, and fables. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is 1. fable and 2. folk tale.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the real Master in the folk take The People Could Fly?

    • A.

      The narrator

    • B.

      The woman with the baby

    • C.

      The slave owner

    • D.

      Toby

    Correct Answer
    D. Toby
    Explanation
    In the folk tale "The People Could Fly," Toby is the real master. This is because Toby possesses the magical ability to fly, which is a central theme in the story. The other characters, such as the narrator, the woman with the baby, and the slave owner, do not possess this power. Toby's ability to fly represents freedom and empowerment, making him the true master in the tale.

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  • 14. 

    Why did the lion say the statue proved nothing, in the fable The Lion and The Statue?

    • A.

      They didn't see the back of it to see who really won.

    • B.

      The lion crafted it himself.

    • C.

      Anyone could make the statue show anything he/she wanted.

    • D.

      Everyone knows lions are always stronger than men (except Benaiah).

    Correct Answer
    C. Anyone could make the statue show anything he/she wanted.
    Explanation
    In the fable "The Lion and The Statue," the lion says that the statue proved nothing because anyone could make the statue show anything they wanted. This implies that the lion believed the statue to be unreliable as evidence or a representation of strength. The lion suggests that the statue could have been manipulated or altered to falsely depict the outcome, highlighting the lion's skepticism towards the statue's credibility.

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  • 15. 

    Who wrote both The Lion and The Statue and The Fox and The Crow?

    Correct Answer
    Aesop
    Explanation
    Aesop is the correct answer because he is a well-known ancient Greek storyteller who is credited with writing a collection of fables, including "The Lion and The Statue" and "The Fox and The Crow." His fables are known for their moral lessons and have been passed down through generations.

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  • 16. 

    What does 'outfox' mean?

    • A.

      Hide

    • B.

      Find

    • C.

      Be bigger than

    • D.

      Trick

    Correct Answer
    D. Trick
    Explanation
    'Outfox' means to trick or deceive someone, usually by being clever or cunning. It involves using one's intelligence or wit to gain an advantage over someone else. Therefore, the correct answer for the given question is 'trick'.

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  • 17. 

    Name one thing Anansi had to bring to Nyame in All Stories Belong to Anansi.

    Correct Answer
    leopard, hornets, python
    Explanation
    In the book "All Stories Belong to Anansi," Anansi had to bring a leopard, hornets, and a python to Nyame. These items were part of Anansi's quest or task given by Nyame. Bringing these animals showcased Anansi's cunning and resourcefulness, as he had to outsmart and capture each creature. The author likely included these specific animals to highlight Anansi's bravery and cleverness in completing the challenge.

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  • 18. 

    Why was Anansi able to trick the others so he could capture them?

    • A.

      He was more clever.

    • B.

      He was stronger.

    • C.

      He could make them angry with his words.

    • D.

      He had help from the sky god.

    Correct Answer
    A. He was more clever.
    Explanation
    Anansi was able to trick the others and capture them because he was more clever. His intelligence and cunning allowed him to outsmart and deceive the others, enabling him to achieve his goal.

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  • 19. 

    What does the prefix -sur NOT mean?

    • A.

      Over

    • B.

      Under

    • C.

      Above

    • D.

      Beyond

    Correct Answer
    B. Under
    Explanation
    The prefix "sur" is commonly used to indicate something that is above, beyond, or over. However, it does not mean "under." Therefore, the correct answer is "under."

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  • 20. 

    A myth is a story that explains...

    • A.

      Someone's opinion.

    • B.

      Someones scientific study.

    • C.

      What really happened.

    • D.

      Natural occurrences.

    Correct Answer
    D. Natural occurrences.
    Explanation
    A myth is a traditional story that is used to explain natural occurrences. These stories often involve supernatural beings or events and are passed down through generations. They provide explanations for phenomena such as the creation of the world, the changing of seasons, or the origin of certain geographical features. Myths serve to provide cultural and religious significance to natural events and help people make sense of the world around them.

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  • 21. 

    What was Phaethon's greatest downfall?

    • A.

      His looks

    • B.

      His unhealthy pride

    • C.

      His fear

    • D.

      His failures

    Correct Answer
    B. His unhealthy pride
    Explanation
    Phaethon's greatest downfall was his unhealthy pride. This is because his excessive pride led him to make a reckless decision to drive his father's sun chariot, despite not being able to control it. This act of hubris ultimately resulted in disaster, as Phaethon lost control of the chariot and caused chaos and destruction on Earth before Zeus had to intervene and strike him down with a lightning bolt. His pride blinded him to the consequences of his actions, leading to his downfall.

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  • 22. 

    Which event in nature is NOT explained in Phaethon, Son of Apollo?

    • A.

      The dessert in Northern Africa

    • B.

      The amber sap in trees

    • C.

      Sunrise and sunset

    • D.

      Thunder

    Correct Answer
    D. Thunder
    Explanation
    The event of thunder is not explained in Phaethon, Son of Apollo. The story focuses on the adventures of Phaethon, the son of Apollo, and his attempt to drive his father's sun chariot. It does not mention or provide any explanation for the occurrence of thunder, which is a natural phenomenon caused by the rapid expansion and contraction of air surrounding a lightning bolt.

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  • 23. 

    Why does Pluto take Persephone to his kingdom in Demeter and Persephone?

    • A.

      He is trying to get back at Demeter for her cruelty.

    • B.

      He is lonely in the underworld.

    • C.

      He falls in love with her after his heart is pierced with an arrow.

    • D.

      He wants to eventually see a change of seasons.

    Correct Answer
    C. He falls in love with her after his heart is pierced with an arrow.
    Explanation
    Pluto takes Persephone to his kingdom in Demeter and Persephone because he falls in love with her after his heart is pierced with an arrow. This suggests that his actions are driven by his romantic feelings towards Persephone, rather than any other motive such as revenge or loneliness.

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  • 24. 

    Why must Persephone forever return to the underworld?

    • A.

      She ate pomegranate seeds.

    • B.

      She is married to Pluto.

    • C.

      She promised to return yearly.

    • D.

      She is only truly happy there.

    Correct Answer
    A. She ate pomegranate seeds.
    Explanation
    Persephone must forever return to the underworld because she ate pomegranate seeds. In Greek mythology, Persephone was abducted by Hades, the god of the underworld, and while in the underworld, she ate a few pomegranate seeds. Eating the food of the underworld bound her to the realm, and as a result, she is required to spend a portion of each year in the underworld, symbolizing the changing seasons.

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  • 25. 

    Who is mortal?

    • A.

      People

    • B.

      Gods

    • C.

      God

    • D.

      The Greeks only

    Correct Answer
    A. People
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "people" because mortals are defined as beings who are subject to death and humans fall under this category. Gods are typically considered immortal, and while the Greeks believed in multiple gods, this question is not specific to Greek mythology and includes all mortals, not just the Greeks.

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  • 26. 

    Where was Pluto's dominion?

    • A.

      Sky

    • B.

      Sea

    • C.

      Underground

    • D.

      Trees

    Correct Answer
    C. Underground
    Explanation
    Pluto's dominion was underground. This refers to the ancient Roman belief that Pluto, the god of the underworld, ruled over the realm beneath the Earth's surface. In Roman mythology, the underworld was a place where souls of the deceased resided and where Pluto held his power. This answer is supported by the association of Pluto with the underworld in Roman mythology.

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  • 27. 

    Who might have given Pluto a 'vacant' expression (look on his/her face)?

    • A.

      Persephone

    • B.

      Demeter

    • C.

      Zues

    • D.

      Eros

    Correct Answer
    A. Persephone
    Explanation
    Persephone might have given Pluto a 'vacant' expression because she is his wife and the queen of the Underworld. As the goddess of spring, she spends half of the year in the Underworld with Pluto. Since Pluto is the god of the Underworld, it is likely that Persephone would have interactions with him and potentially display a vacant expression on her face due to the somber and gloomy nature of the Underworld.

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  • 28. 

    What might have sustained Persephone in the months she lived underground?

    • A.

      Her determination to make the best of it

    • B.

      Her irritation

    • C.

      Her love of Pluto

    • D.

      The hope of leaving

    Correct Answer
    D. The hope of leaving
    Explanation
    Persephone might have been sustained by the hope of leaving the underground in the months she lived there. This suggests that she was looking forward to returning to the surface and being reunited with her loved ones. The anticipation of being free from the confinement and darkness could have given her the strength and motivation to endure her time underground.

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