Hercules's Eleventh Task Trivia Quiz

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Hercules Quizzes & Trivia

Hercules is a Roman hero and god who were assigned 12 labors as a punishment for killing his family. If you know about this Greek mythology, take the quiz; gauge your knowledge and all the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Another title for this selection could be
    • A. 

      Words from Greek Myths

    • B. 

      The Twelve Labors of Hercules

    • C. 

      The Secrets of Atlas

    • D. 

      The Quest for the Golden Apples

  • 2. 
    How would you best describe Hercules?
    • A. 

      Hercules was a cheerful and kind-hearted fellow

    • B. 

      Hercules was rich and famous.

    • C. 

      Hercules was strong, brave and adventurous.

    • D. 

      Hercules was clumsy and blundering.

  • 3. 
    It was related, “. . . he was fortunate enough to come upon three beautiful singing maidens.” As used in the myth, what is the closest meaning of fortunate
    • A. 

      Casual

    • B. 

      Unlucky

    • C. 

      Lucky

    • D. 

      Underprivileged

  • 4. 
    How did Hercules address the singing maidens?
    • A. 

      All powerful goddess, can you tell me where the Garden of Hesperides is?”

    • B. 

      You whose beauty is matched only by that of a sunset, can you tell me where the Garden of Hesperides is?”

    • C. 

      “My daughters, can you tell me where the Garden of Hesperides is?”

    • D. 

      D. “As the morning star vanishes with the start of day, can you tell me where the Garden of Hesperides is?”

  • 5. 
    Because Hercules addressed the maidens in a flattering way, what effect did it have?
    • A. 

      They turned to him and frowned.

    • B. 

      They immediately gave him the apples.

    • C. 

      They were willing to help Hercules.

    • D. 

      They helped him by leading the way to the garden.

  • 6. 
    What did the ancient Greeks believe about the sky above?
    • A. 

      They believed that Atlas held the sky on his back

    • B. 

      They believed the sky separated heaven and earth

    • C. 

      Both a and b

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    What trick did Atlas play on Hercules?
    • A. 

      Atlas had Hercules take the burden of holding up the sky while he went to get the golden apples.

    • B. 

      Atlas had Hercules capture the sun from Zeus who had stolen it and left the world in darkness.

    • C. 

      Atlas spied on Hercules from the sky and told all his secrets.

    • D. 

      Atlas left Hercules a strange gift, which was a giant wooden

  • 8. 
    Why did Atlas agree to go get the apples from the Garden of Hesperides?
    • A. 

      Atlas thought he could get Hercules to help him search for the missing apples.

    • B. 

      Atlas thought he could get Hercules to free him from his imprisonment in a cave.

    • C. 

      Atlas thought he could transfer to Hercules the burden of holding up the sky forever.

    • D. 

      Atlas thought he could transfer to Hercules the burden of caring for the world.

  • 9. 
    What trick did Hercules play on Atlas?
    • A. 

      He tricked Atlas into taking back the burden of the sky by asking Atlas to hold the sky for a moment while he picked an apple.

    • B. 

      He tricked Atlas into taking back the burden of the sky by asking Atlas to hold the sky for a moment while he got into a more comfortable position

    • C. 

      He tricked Atlas into taking back the burden of the sky by asking Atlas to help him lift the sky a little higher.

    • D. 

      He tricked Atlas into taking back the burden of the sky by asking Atlas to hold the sky for a moment while he got a shoulder cushion.

  • 10. 
    What lesson might be learned from Hercules’s encounter with Atlas?
    • A. 

      One who engages in trickery may be tricked in return

    • B. 

      Do not let your curiosity control your actions

    • C. 

      Always learn from your mistakes

    • D. 

      One should honor their family