Demeter And Persephone

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  • 1. 
    Ancient people made up stories called myths to explain
    • A. 

      The layers of the earth

    • B. 

      The three states of matter

    • C. 

      Many natural events

    • D. 

      The laws of motion

  • 2. 
    What event in nature did this myth supposedly explain?
    • A. 

      Why some places have changing seasons.

    • B. 

      Why we have short days

    • C. 

      Why we call earth by that name

    • D. 

      Why the sun rises and sets

  • 3. 
    Who was Demeter?
    • A. 

      The goddess of the harvest

    • B. 

      The father of time

    • C. 

      Goddess of love

    • D. 

      The daughter of all living things

  • 4. 
    Which one do you like?
    • A. 

      Didn't care about the people on earth

    • B. 

      Wanted to be rid of the people on earth

    • C. 

      Felt responsible for people

    • D. 

      Wanted to become human

  • 5. 
    Pluto was the god of all the world under the
    • A. 

      Water

    • B. 

      Ground

    • C. 

      Moon

    • D. 

      Sun

  • 6. 
    In the myth, it said Demeter grieved a long time. What does the word grieved mean
    • A. 

      Grieved means feel relieved

    • B. 

      Grieved means be happy

    • C. 

      Grieved means approved

    • D. 

      Grieved means mourned

  • 7. 
    In the myth, when did Persephone get to return to Earth?
    • A. 

      She went back up to Earth in the spring

    • B. 

      She went back up to Earth in the fall

    • C. 

      She went back up to Earth in the winter

    • D. 

      She never gets to go back up

  • 8. 
    In the myth, what did the pomegranate seeds eaten by Persephone represent?
    • A. 

      The seeds she ate represented the three months Persephone is on top of the ground.

    • B. 

      The seeds she ate represented the year Persephone is on top of the earth.

    • C. 

      The seeds she ate represented the three months Persephone is in the underwo

    • D. 

      The seeds she ate represented the four months Persephone is in the underworld.

  • 9. 
    How do we now explain the changing of the seasons in some places?
    • A. 

      When one part of the Earth has a stronger magnetic field, it has summer. When the magnetic field is weaker, that area has winter.

    • B. 

      The Earth rotates at a tilt, so when a part of the Earth is tipped toward the sun, it has summer. When that part is tilted away from the sun, it has winter.

    • C. 

      When meteors have frost, Earth has winter. When meteors have heat, Earth has summer.

    • D. 

      When ocean temperatures rise the Earth has winter. When ocean temperatures drop, the Earth has summer.

  • 10. 
    According to the myth, how many bites of the pomegranate did Persephone eat?  
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Four

    • D. 

      Eight

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