Hercules's Eleventh Task Trivia Quiz

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Herculess Eleventh Task Trivia Quiz - Quiz

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

    Correct Answer
    D. The Quest for the Golden Apples
    Explanation
    The given answer, "The Quest for the Golden Apples," is an appropriate title for the selection because it accurately reflects the content of the text. The text likely discusses a quest undertaken by the protagonist to find and obtain the golden apples. This title suggests an adventurous and mythical storyline, which aligns with the theme of Greek myths.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. Hercules was strong, brave and adventurous.
    Explanation
    Hercules is best described as strong, brave, and adventurous. This suggests that he possesses physical strength, courage, and a willingness to take risks and explore new experiences. These qualities are often associated with Hercules in Greek mythology, where he is depicted as a hero known for his extraordinary feats and bravery.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Lucky
    Explanation
    In the given myth, the protagonist was described as fortunate because he was lucky enough to stumble upon three beautiful singing maidens. This implies that he encountered a stroke of good luck or favorable circumstances, which aligns with the meaning of "fortunate" as lucky.

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  • 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?”

    Correct Answer
    B. You whose beauty is matched only by that of a sunset, can you tell me where the Garden of Hesperides is?”
    Explanation
    Hercules addressed the singing maidens by saying, "You whose beauty is matched only by that of a sunset, can you tell me where the Garden of Hesperides is?" This suggests that Hercules is using a flattering and poetic language to address the maidens, emphasizing their beauty and comparing it to the beauty of a sunset. He is seeking their help in finding the Garden of Hesperides.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. They were willing to help Hercules.
    Explanation
    The effect of Hercules addressing the maidens in a flattering way was that they were willing to help him. This suggests that his flattering words had a positive impact on the maidens and influenced their willingness to assist him.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Both a and b
    Explanation
    The ancient Greeks believed that the sky was held on the back of Atlas, a Titan from Greek mythology. They also believed that the sky acted as a barrier, separating heaven and earth. Therefore, the correct answer is both a and b.

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  • 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

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

    Correct Answer
    C. Atlas thought he could transfer to Hercules the burden of holding up the sky forever.
    Explanation
    Atlas agreed to go get the apples from the Garden of Hesperides because he believed that he could transfer the burden of holding up the sky forever to Hercules.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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

    Correct Answer
    A. One who engages in trickery may be tricked in return
    Explanation
    In the story of Hercules's encounter with Atlas, Hercules tricks Atlas into taking back the weight of the world by pretending to agree to hold it while Atlas gets a cushion. However, once Atlas takes back the weight, Hercules quickly leaves, leaving Atlas trapped. This demonstrates that those who engage in trickery may themselves be tricked in return. It serves as a lesson to be cautious about using deceitful tactics, as they can backfire and result in negative consequences.

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