Unknown Hercules Facts: Quiz!

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Are you curious about unknown Hercules facts? Would you be attracted to taking this quiz? This quiz involves learning how Hera felt about him when Hercules was born and what offense had Hercules perpetrated for which he had to expiate. Who did Hera hoodwink into having Eurystheus crowned king, and what was the moment you knew that Hercules was a fantastic shot with his bow. You will gain knowledge from the story of Hercules.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When Hercules was born, how did Hera feel about him?

    • A.

      Angry

    • B.

      Happy

    • C.

      Sad

    • D.

      Jealous

    Correct Answer
    D. Jealous
    Explanation
    Hera, the wife of Zeus, felt jealous when Hercules was born. This is because Hercules was not her biological son, but rather the son of Zeus and a mortal woman named Alcmene. As a result, Hera felt threatened by Hercules and his potential to become a powerful hero. Her jealousy towards him would later lead to various challenges and obstacles in Hercules' life.

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  • 2. 

    What crime had Hercules committed for which he had to atone?

    • A.

      Killed his mother

    • B.

      Killed his brother

    • C.

      Killed his sister

    • D.

      Killed his children

    Correct Answer
    D. Killed his children
    Explanation
    Hercules had to atone for killing his children. This crime was committed as a result of being driven mad by the goddess Hera. In a fit of madness, Hercules unknowingly killed his own children. To purify himself and seek redemption, he was sentenced to perform twelve labors as punishment. These labors were extremely challenging tasks that Hercules had to complete to prove his worthiness and seek forgiveness for his heinous act.

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  • 3. 

    Who did Hera trick into having Eurystheus crowned king?

    • A.

      Apollo

    • B.

      Zeus

    • C.

      Mycenae

    • D.

      Minos

    Correct Answer
    B. Zeus
    Explanation
    Hera tricked Zeus into having Eurystheus crowned king.

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  • 4. 

    When Hercules killed The Nemean Lion, he blocked off the entrances to the cave so that the Lion would have to fight him face to face. What of the following can we conclude about Hercules as a result of this action? Your answer must be supported by the text.

    • A.

      He was a coward

    • B.

      He was smart

    • C.

      He was terrified

    • D.

      He was lazy

    Correct Answer
    B. He was smart
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, we can conclude that Hercules was smart. By blocking off the entrances to the cave, he strategically forced the Nemean Lion to confront him directly. This shows that Hercules used his intelligence and cunning to devise a plan that would give him an advantage in the fight.

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  • 5. 

    By looking at the following quote regarding the Hydra, which of the following can we infer about how people viewed this creature? "All agreed, however, that as soon as one head was beaten down or chopped off, two more grew in its place."

    • A.

      The Hydra would be difficult to kill

    • B.

      The Hydra was gentle

    • C.

      The Hydra was an ox

    • D.

      The Hydra was a coward

    Correct Answer
    A. The Hydra would be difficult to kill
    Explanation
    Based on the quote, "All agreed, however, that as soon as one head was beaten down or chopped off, two more grew in its place," we can infer that the Hydra would be difficult to kill. This suggests that the creature has a regenerative ability, making it a formidable opponent as it can continue to grow new heads even when one is destroyed.

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  • 6. 

    "Heracles was on the verge of failure when he remembered his nephew, Iolaus, the son of his twin brother Iphicles". Based upon this quote, what can we predict Hercules is about to do?

    • A.

      Run away

    • B.

      Call for assistance

    • C.

      Summon super human strength

    • D.

      Die

    Correct Answer
    B. Call for assistance
    Explanation
    Based on the quote, we can predict that Hercules is about to call for assistance. The mention of his nephew Iolaus suggests that he remembers someone who can help him in his current situation, indicating that he is likely to seek support or aid from his nephew.

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  • 7. 

    "He hunted it for an entire year before running it down on the banks of the River Ladon in Arcadia." Based upon this statement, which of the following is a logical conclusion regarding Hercules?

    • A.

      He is persistent

    • B.

      He is not smart

    • C.

      He is hungry

    • D.

      He is rude

    Correct Answer
    A. He is persistent
    Explanation
    Based on the statement, it can be concluded that Hercules is persistent. The fact that he hunted the animal for an entire year shows his determination and unwillingness to give up. This suggests that he is persistent in achieving his goals and does not easily give up in the face of challenges.

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  • 8. 

    "Because it had been soaked in poisonous Hydra venom, Pholus succumbed immediately." If I do not know what the word "succumbed" means I can try and determine its meaning by the context in which it is used. Which word in the quote is most helpful for me to determine what it means?

    • A.

      Soaked

    • B.

      Poisonous

    • C.

      Hydra

    • D.

      Immediately

    Correct Answer
    B. Poisonous
    Explanation
    The word "poisonous" is the most helpful in determining the meaning of "succumbed" because it suggests that whatever happened to Pholus was a result of being exposed to something harmful or deadly.

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  • 9. 

    "Eurystheus was very pleased with himself for dreaming up the next Labor, which he was sure would humiliate his heroic cousin." Based  upon the quote provided, what of the following can I conclude is true of Eurystheus?

    • A.

      His is kind to all beings

    • B.

      He is gentle to people

    • C.

      He is angry at people

    • D.

      He likes to make people feel bad

    Correct Answer
    D. He likes to make people feel bad
    Explanation
    Based on the quote provided, it can be concluded that Eurystheus likes to make people feel bad. This is evident from the statement that he was pleased with himself for dreaming up the next Labor, which he believed would humiliate his heroic cousin.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following let me know that Hercules was an excellent shot with his bow?

    • A.

      He shot birds down by the dozens.

    • B.

      We are told by the author that he is a good shot.

    • C.

      He does not use a bow but throws stones instead.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    A. He shot birds down by the dozens.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He shot birds down by the dozens." This statement directly states that Hercules was an excellent shot with his bow because he was able to shoot down many birds. The other options do not provide direct evidence of his skill with a bow.

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