King Midas

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  • 1. 

    Why did Silenus make the bargain with King Midas?

    • A.

      Silenus enjoyed spending time in Midas's garden.

    • B.

      Silenus wanted to brag about his many adventures.

    • C.

      Silenus was afraid of King Midas.

    • D.

      Silenus knew his master would be angry with him.

    Correct Answer
    D. Silenus knew his master would be angry with him.
    Explanation
    Silenus made the bargain with King Midas because he knew his master would be angry with him. This suggests that Silenus made the bargain as a way to avoid facing his master's anger.

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  • 2. 

    Midas receives the golden touch

    • A.

      As a reward for taking care of Silenus.

    • B.

      As a punishment for being lazy.

    • C.

      As a repayment for money he is owed.

    • D.

      As a result of his heroism.

    Correct Answer
    A. As a reward for taking care of Silenus.
    Explanation
    Midas receives the golden touch as a reward for taking care of Silenus. This implies that Midas was responsible for the well-being of Silenus, and as a result, he is granted the power to turn everything he touches into gold. This explanation suggests that Midas' actions of caring for Silenus were appreciated and rewarded with this extraordinary ability.

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  • 3. 

    Why does Midas want everything he touches to turn to gold?

    • A.

      He is poor and wants to enrich his kingdom.

    • B.

      He believes that riches will make him powerful.

    • C.

      He needs to satisfy his daughter's demands for gifts.

    • D.

      He wants to test the promise made to him by Dionysus.

    Correct Answer
    B. He believes that riches will make him powerful.
    Explanation
    Midas wants everything he touches to turn to gold because he believes that riches will make him powerful. This implies that he equates wealth with power and believes that by possessing vast amounts of gold, he will gain influence and control over others. This desire for power is likely the driving force behind his wish, as he sees it as a means to achieve his ambitions and desires.

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  • 4. 

    Based on the description of Midas in the story's beginning, readers can reasonably conclude that he

    • A.

      Appreciates his wealth.

    • B.

      Is not satisfied with his wealth.

    • C.

      Wants a larger family.

    • D.

      Thinks he is a powerful king.

    Correct Answer
    B. Is not satisfied with his wealth.
    Explanation
    Based on the description of Midas in the story's beginning, readers can reasonably conclude that he is not satisfied with his wealth. This can be inferred from the fact that despite being incredibly rich, Midas is still seeking more and is never content with what he has. This is evident when he wishes for the power to turn everything he touches into gold, suggesting his dissatisfaction with his current state of wealth.

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  • 5. 

    What characteristic describes Midas at the end of the story?

    • A.

      Greedy

    • B.

      Selfish

    • C.

      Content

    • D.

      Sorrowful

    Correct Answer
    C. Content
    Explanation
    Midas is described as content at the end of the story because he has learned his lesson about the dangers of greed and has come to appreciate the simple joys in life. He realizes that his obsession with wealth and material possessions only brought him sorrow and unhappiness. Therefore, he is now satisfied and at peace with his life, finding contentment in the things that truly matter.

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  • 6. 

    The irony Kind Midas faces is that

    • A.

      His newfound power turns out to be a horrible curse.

    • B.

      His daughter's behavior is very troubling.

    • C.

      Dionysus actually prefers silver to gold.

    • D.

      Greed turns out to be what saves Midas from the curse.

    Correct Answer
    A. His newfound power turns out to be a horrible curse.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "his newfound power turns out to be a horrible curse." This is because the question mentions that King Midas faces irony, suggesting that something unexpected or contrary to what he desires happens to him. The phrase "newfound power" implies that he gained something he thought would be advantageous, but it ultimately becomes a curse, indicating that the outcome is negative.

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  • 7. 

    Which sentence best states the irony in the story  of King Midas?

    • A.

      Midas discovers a satyr asleep in the garden.

    • B.

      Midas is rewarded with the golden touch.

    • C.

      Midas comes to hate what he once desired.

    • D.

      Midas washes himself in a swift-running river.

    Correct Answer
    C. Midas comes to hate what he once desired.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Midas comes to hate what he once desired" best states the irony in the story of King Midas. This is ironic because King Midas initially desired the golden touch and thought it would bring him happiness and wealth. However, when everything he touches turns to gold, including his loved ones and food, he realizes the consequences of his desire and comes to hate the very thing he once wanted.

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  • 8. 

    As a sign that the golden touch has been taken away,

    • A.

      Midas's daughter is restored to life.

    • B.

      Dionysus prepares a feast for the king.

    • C.

      Midas's kingdom becomes happy and prosperous.

    • D.

      Silenus falls asleep under the rose bush.

    Correct Answer
    A. Midas's daughter is restored to life.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Midas's daughter is restored to life. This is because in the given information, it is mentioned that as a sign that the golden touch has been taken away, Midas's daughter is restored to life. This implies that the consequence of the golden touch being removed is the revival of Midas's daughter.

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  • 9. 

    Who is sleeping in the king's garden?

    • A.

      Dionysus

    • B.

      The gardener's son

    • C.

      The gardener

    • D.

      Silenus

    Correct Answer
    D. Silenus
    Explanation
    Silenus is sleeping in the king's garden.

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  • 10. 

    This myth is mainly about

    • A.

      The love of family.

    • B.

      The power of a king.

    • C.

      The foolishness of greed.

    • D.

      The power of the gods.

    Correct Answer
    C. The foolishness of greed.
    Explanation
    This myth is mainly about the foolishness of greed. The story likely revolves around a character who becomes consumed by their desire for wealth or possessions, leading to negative consequences. The myth may serve as a cautionary tale, warning against the dangers of greed and emphasizing the importance of contentment and gratitude.

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  • 11. 

    Why does Dionysus grant Midas a wish?

    • A.

      To test Midas's wisdom.

    • B.

      Midas took care of the satyr.

    • C.

      So Midas would owe him a favor.

    • D.

      Because Dionysus was fond of Midas.

    Correct Answer
    B. Midas took care of the satyr.
    Explanation
    Dionysus grants Midas a wish because Midas took care of the satyr. This suggests that Dionysus is rewarding Midas for his kindness and compassion towards the satyr.

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  • 12. 

    What will Midas probably do after the story ends?

    • A.

      Ask Dionysus for more wishes.

    • B.

      Look for other sources of gold.

    • C.

      Be happy with what he has.

    • D.

      Punish Silenus for the trouble he caused.

    Correct Answer
    C. Be happy with what he has.
    Explanation
    Midas will most likely be happy with what he has after the story ends. This can be inferred from the fact that Midas initially wished for everything he touched to turn into gold, but later realized the negative consequences of his wish. He learned the importance of appreciating what he already had and the dangers of greed. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that Midas will be content and satisfied with his current possessions and will not seek more gold or wishes.

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  • 13. 

    Which incident leads Midas to regret his wish?

    • A.

      Wading into the swift river.

    • B.

      Listening to the stories of Silenus.

    • C.

      Turning his daughter to gold.

    • D.

      Finding that he turned even his drink and food to gold.

    Correct Answer
    D. Finding that he turned even his drink and food to gold.
    Explanation
    Midas regrets his wish when he discovers that even his drink and food have turned into gold. This realization makes him realize the negative consequences of his desire for wealth and material possessions. He understands that his wish has brought him loneliness and isolation, as he cannot eat or drink anything without it turning to gold. This incident leads him to regret his decision and long for his previous life, where he could enjoy the simple pleasures of food and companionship.

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  • 14. 

    Which is the main purpose of this myth?

    • A.

      To tell and exciting story

    • B.

      To give readers information

    • C.

      To teach a moral lesson

    • D.

      To solve a mystery

    Correct Answer
    C. To teach a moral lesson
    Explanation
    The main purpose of a myth is to teach a moral lesson. Myths are traditional stories that often involve gods, heroes, and supernatural beings. They are used to convey important cultural or societal values and beliefs. Through the characters and events in the myth, a moral lesson or message is communicated to the audience. This helps to educate and guide individuals in their behavior and decision-making.

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  • 15. 

    What is the setting at the beginning of this myth?

    • A.

      The palace of Dionysus

    • B.

      The river of Pactolus

    • C.

      The palace garden of King Midas

    • D.

      Silenus's garden

    Correct Answer
    C. The palace garden of King Midas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the palace garden of King Midas. This can be inferred from the information given in the question, which states that the myth begins in a specific setting. Out of the given options, the palace garden of King Midas is the only one that matches this description. Therefore, it can be concluded that the myth starts in the palace garden of King Midas.

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  • 16. 

    "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?

    • A.

      Noble

    • B.

      Loving

    • C.

      Embarrassed

    • D.

      Unsatisfied

    Correct Answer
    D. Unsatisfied
    Explanation
    The word "discontented" in the passage means unsatisfied. This is evident from the context where it is mentioned that Midas, despite having a loving wife and daughter, still feels discontented because he desires to be the most powerful king in the world and wants everyone to envy him. This indicates that he is not satisfied with his current situation and wants more.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following best shows the irony of Midas's wish?

    • A.

      "Forgive my stupid greed!" he begged. pg. 561

    • B.

      "If I can not eat or drink I shall die!" pg. 561

    • C.

      "He went from bush to bush, touching all the blooms, until the entire garden had turned to gold." pg. 561

    • D.

      "Dionysus told him to find the river Pactolus and wash himself in its waters." pg. 561

    Correct Answer
    B. "If I can not eat or drink I shall die!" pg. 561
    Explanation
    The statement "If I can not eat or drink I shall die!" shows the irony of Midas's wish because even though he has the power to turn everything he touches into gold, he realizes that this power has brought him nothing but misery. He is unable to enjoy the basic necessities of life like food and water, which are essential for survival. This highlights the irony of his wish, as he initially thought that turning everything into gold would bring him happiness and wealth, but it ultimately leads to his own suffering and potential death.

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  • 18. 

    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?

    • A.

      Silenus knows that Dionysus will be angered by his recent actions and may use his powers against him.

    • B.

      Silenus knows that Dionysus and King Midas are good friends, and he will agree with King Midas about the inappropriate actions of the satyr.

    • C.

      Silenus knows that Dionysus will be angry with him, but thinks he can talk his way out of trouble with the god.

    • D.

      Silenus knows that Dionysus is very powerful and will punish King Midas for yelling at the favored satyr.

    Correct Answer
    A. Silenus knows that Dionysus will be angered by his recent actions and may use his powers against him.
    Explanation
    Silenus begins to worry because he knows that Dionysus, his master, is not only powerful but also quick-tempered. Silenus is aware that his recent actions may have angered Dionysus, and he fears that Dionysus may use his powers against him as a punishment.

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  • 19. 

    Why does King Midas want the ability to turn things to gold?

    • A.

      He thinks gold items are pretty.

    • B.

      He wants to put everything of e-bay and get cash for it.

    • C.

      He believes the power will make him an equal to the gods.

    • D.

      He wants to be the wealthiest and most powerful king in the world.

    Correct Answer
    D. He wants to be the wealthiest and most powerful king in the world.
    Explanation
    King Midas wants the ability to turn things to gold because he wants to be the wealthiest and most powerful king in the world. This desire stems from his ambition and greed, as he believes that having unlimited access to gold will bring him immense wealth and power. By possessing this ability, he hopes to surpass all other kings and become the most influential ruler, solidifying his status and dominance.

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  • 20. 

    Irony is present in the story because

    • A.

      What Midas wanted most of all was to be the wealthiest and most powerful King ever.

    • B.

      What Midas expected to happen really did happen.

    • C.

      What Midas expected to happen and what did happen were very different.

    • D.

      What Midas wanted was granted, but the wealth was not enough; he wanted more power.

    Correct Answer
    C. What Midas expected to happen and what did happen were very different.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that irony is present in the story because what Midas expected to happen and what actually happened were very different. This implies that Midas' desire to be the wealthiest and most powerful king backfired, as his wish for everything he touched to turn to gold resulted in him losing the things he truly valued, such as his loved ones and the ability to enjoy simple pleasures. This unexpected outcome creates a sense of irony in the story.

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