Myth & Epic Tale Grade 7 ELA

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This is a quiz on the myths and epic tales taught in 7th grade ELA with Mrs. Rose.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A princess of Colchis who aided Jason in obtaining his hero's task.

    • A.

      Medusa

    • B.

      Medea

    • C.

      Midas

    • D.

      Hera

    Correct Answer
    B. Medea
    Explanation
    Medea is the correct answer because she was a princess of Colchis who helped Jason in obtaining the Golden Fleece, which was his hero's task. Medea used her magical abilities to assist Jason throughout his journey, including providing him with a potion that made him invulnerable to harm. Her aid was crucial in completing the task and achieving success.

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  • 2. 

    His hero's task was the Golden Fleece.

    • A.

      Odysseus

    • B.

      Jason

    • C.

      Perseus

    • D.

      Theseus

    Correct Answer
    B. Jason
    Explanation
    Jason is the correct answer because in Greek mythology, Jason was the hero who embarked on a quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. This task was given to him by his uncle, King Pelias, who hoped that Jason would not return from the dangerous journey. Jason gathered a group of skilled warriors known as the Argonauts and successfully completed the task, showcasing his bravery and resourcefulness.

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  • 3. 

    The son of Zeus who slew Medusa.

    • A.

      Perseus

    • B.

      Thetis

    • C.

      Persephone

    • D.

      Odysseus

    • E.

      Jason

    Correct Answer
    A. Perseus
    Explanation
    Perseus is the correct answer because he is known in Greek mythology as the son of Zeus and Danae. He is famous for his quest to slay the Gorgon Medusa and is often depicted holding her severed head. Perseus is also known for rescuing Andromeda from a sea monster and participating in other heroic adventures.

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  • 4. 

    A prince of Troy who stole the Spartan Queen.

    • A.

      Paris

    • B.

      Perseus

    • C.

      Zeus

    • D.

      Hector

    Correct Answer
    A. Paris
    Explanation
    Paris is the correct answer because he was a prince of Troy who stole Helen, the queen of Sparta. This act of stealing Helen was one of the main causes of the Trojan War. Paris' actions led to a conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans, resulting in a long and bloody war. Therefore, Paris is the most fitting choice for the prince of Troy who stole the Spartan Queen.

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  • 5. 

    A "clean" hero on the Greek/Spartan side of the Trojan war.

    • A.

      Achilles

    • B.

      Ajax

    • C.

      Hector

    • D.

      Paris

    Correct Answer
    B. Ajax
    Explanation
    Ajax is considered a "clean" hero on the Greek/Spartan side of the Trojan war because he was known for his exceptional physical strength, bravery, and unwavering loyalty to his comrades. He played a crucial role in many battles and was highly respected by his fellow warriors. Ajax's moral character was also praised, as he was known for his integrity and adherence to the warrior code. His reputation as a noble and honorable hero makes him a fitting choice for the given description.

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  • 6. 

    The goddess of love on Troy's side is__.

    • A.

      Aphrodite

    • B.

      Athena

    • C.

      Hera

    • D.

      Andromeda

    Correct Answer
    A. Aphrodite
    Explanation
    Aphrodite is the correct answer because she is commonly known as the goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology. In the context of the Trojan War, Aphrodite supported the Trojans and played a significant role in the events leading up to the war. She helped Paris, a Trojan prince, to win the love of Helen, which ultimately sparked the conflict between Troy and Greece. Therefore, Aphrodite being the goddess of love aligns with her association with Troy in the war.

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  • 7. 

    A beautiful daughter of Zeus who was abducted by the prince of Troy which started the Trojan War.

    • A.

      Aphrodite

    • B.

      Eurydice

    • C.

      Helen

    • D.

      Hera

    Correct Answer
    C. Helen
    Explanation
    Helen is the correct answer because she was the daughter of Zeus and was famously abducted by the prince of Troy, Paris. This abduction sparked the Trojan War, as the Greeks sought to rescue Helen from Troy. Her beauty and the events surrounding her abduction and the subsequent war have made Helen a central figure in Greek mythology and literature.

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  • 8. 

    A Greek warrior who was invincible because his mother dipped him in the river Styx.

    • A.

      Ajax

    • B.

      Achilles

    • C.

      Hector

    • D.

      Paris

    Correct Answer
    B. Achilles
    Explanation
    Achilles is the correct answer because according to Greek mythology, his mother Thetis dipped him in the river Styx to make him invulnerable, except for his heel where she held him. This made him nearly invincible in battle, except for his Achilles heel, which eventually led to his downfall.

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  • 9. 

    An ancient Greek poet responsible for The Illiad and The Odyssey.

    • A.

      Hera

    • B.

      Hector

    • C.

      Homer

    • D.

      Hades

    Correct Answer
    C. Homer
    Explanation
    Homer is the correct answer because he is an ancient Greek poet who is credited with writing The Illiad and The Odyssey. These epic poems are considered to be among the greatest works of Western literature and have had a significant influence on Greek culture and mythology. Homer's authorship of these epic poems is widely accepted, although there is some debate among scholars. Nonetheless, his name is synonymous with these two famous works, making him the most fitting answer.

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  • 10. 

    A journey taken in search of a person or object.

    • A.

      Quest

    • B.

      Hero's task

    • C.

      Myth

    • D.

      Epic tale

    Correct Answer
    A. Quest
    Explanation
    A quest is a journey undertaken in search of a person or object. It often involves a hero's task and can be the subject of a myth or an epic tale.

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  • 11. 

    A ______ is a narrative featuring a hero on a quest; the hero is often helped by a helper or enchanted object.

    Correct Answer
    epic tale
    epic
    Explanation
    An epic is a long narrative poem that tells the story of a hero on a grand adventure or quest. This hero is often accompanied by a helper or aided by magical objects. The term "epic tale" is used to emphasize the storytelling aspect of the narrative, highlighting the heroic journey and the elements of adventure and assistance that are commonly found in epics. Therefore, both "epic tale" and "epic" accurately describe the type of narrative being referred to in the question.

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  • 12. 

    A ___ is a traditional story about gods and goddesses told to explain the natural world.

    Correct Answer
    myth
    Explanation
    A myth is a traditional story about gods and goddesses that is told to explain the natural world. Myths often involve supernatural beings and events, and they are passed down through generations as a way to understand the origins and workings of the world. These stories help to provide meaning and significance to natural phenomena and offer insights into the beliefs and values of a particular culture or society.

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  • 13. 

    He is the supreme Greek god.

    Correct Answer
    Zeus
    Zues
    Explanation
    Zeus is the correct answer because he is known as the supreme Greek god. In Greek mythology, Zeus is the ruler of the gods and the god of the sky and thunder. He is considered the most powerful deity and is often depicted as a bearded man with a thunderbolt in his hand. Zues, on the other hand, is a misspelling of Zeus and is not a recognized deity in Greek mythology.

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  • 14. 

    He was a musician who went to the Underworld to rescue his wife Eurydice.

    Correct Answer
    Orpheus
    Orfeus
    Explanation
    The given answer, Orpheus or Orfeus, is correct. Orpheus was a musician in Greek mythology who went to the Underworld to rescue his wife, Eurydice. He was known for his exceptional musical talent and his ability to charm even the gods with his music. The story of Orpheus and Eurydice is a tragic tale of love and loss, where Orpheus, with his enchanting music, convinces Hades to allow Eurydice to return to the world of the living, but with one condition - Orpheus must not look back at her until they have reached the surface. Unfortunately, Orpheus fails to resist the temptation and looks back, causing Eurydice to be lost forever.

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  • 15. 

    A Gorgon with snakes for hair whose stare could turn a person to stone.

    Correct Answer
    Medusa
    Explanation
    Medusa is a well-known character from Greek mythology. She was a Gorgon, a creature with snakes for hair, and her gaze had the power to turn people into stone. Medusa's story is often associated with Perseus, who eventually slayed her by using a reflective shield to avoid her gaze and cut off her head. The answer "Medusa" accurately describes the mythical creature with the given characteristics.

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  • 16. 

    A prophetess in Troy whose predictions, while true, were never believed.

    Correct Answer
    Cassandra
    Explanation
    Cassandra was a prophetess in Troy whose predictions were always accurate, but nobody believed her. This is because she was cursed by the god Apollo, who granted her the gift of prophecy but also ensured that nobody would believe her prophecies. Despite her accurate predictions, Cassandra's inability to convince others of the truth ultimately led to her tragic fate.

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  • 17. 

    She won the goddess beauty contest.

    Correct Answer
    Aphrodite
    Explanation
    Aphrodite is the correct answer because she is the Greek goddess of beauty and love. As the winner of the goddess beauty contest, she embodies the ideal of physical attractiveness and is revered for her beauty.

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  • 18. 

    Who won the Trojan war?

    Correct Answer
    Greeks
    Sparta
    Greece
    Spartans
    Explanation
    The Trojan War was won by the Greeks, specifically the alliance of Greek city-states led by King Agamemnon of Mycenae. Sparta, Greece, and Spartans were all part of the Greek forces that participated in the war. The war was fought against the city of Troy, located in modern-day Turkey, and lasted for ten years before the Greeks were successful in capturing and destroying the city.

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  • 19. 

    He thought up the Trojan Horse scheme.

    Correct Answer
    Odysseus
    Oddysseus
    Odeysus
    Explanation
    see me for spelling

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  • 20. 

    She is Zeus' wife.

    Correct Answer
    Hera
    Explanation
    Hera is the correct answer because she is known as Zeus' wife in Greek mythology. Hera is the queen of the gods and the goddess of marriage and childbirth. She is often depicted as a powerful and jealous deity, frequently seeking revenge on Zeus' numerous infidelities. Therefore, the statement "She is Zeus' wife" accurately describes Hera's role in Greek mythology.

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