Arachne And Athena

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Arachne And Athena - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why did people travel great distances to see Arachne?

    • A.

      They traveled far to get weaving lessons from Arachne.

    • B.

      They traveled far to see Arachne weave and to buy her tapestries.

    • C.

      They traveled far to challenge Arachne to weaving contests.

    • D.

      They traveled far to see Mount Olympus.

    Correct Answer
    B. They traveled far to see Arachne weave and to buy her tapestries.
    Explanation
    People traveled great distances to see Arachne because they wanted to witness her weaving skills and also to purchase her tapestries. Arachne was renowned for her exceptional talent in weaving, and her tapestries were highly sought after. Therefore, people were willing to travel far to have the opportunity to see her weave and to acquire her exquisite tapestries for themselves.

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  • 2. 

    Arache said, “I should live on Mount Olympus. . .” In Greek mythology what was Mount Olympus?

    • A.

      It was where the Olympic games were held every year.

    • B.

      It was a volcanic mountain.

    • C.

      It was the home of the gods and goddesses.

    • D.

      It was the highest mountain in Rome.

    Correct Answer
    C. It was the home of the gods and goddesses.
    Explanation
    Mount Olympus was believed to be the home of the gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. It was considered to be a sacred place where the gods resided and held their meetings. It was not only a physical mountain but also a symbol of power and divinity. The Olympic games, on the other hand, were held in Olympia, not on Mount Olympus. Therefore, the correct answer is that Mount Olympus was the home of the gods and goddesses.

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  • 3. 

    What makes the story of Arachne and Athena a myth?

    • A.

      It is a make-believe story that gives an explanation for something in nature.

    • B.

      It is a make-believe story whose characters are all gods and goddesses.

    • C.

      It is a make-believe story with talking animals.

    • D.

      It is a true story set in ancient Greece.

    Correct Answer
    A. It is a make-believe story that gives an explanation for something in nature.
    Explanation
    The story of Arachne and Athena is considered a myth because it is a make-believe story that gives an explanation for something in nature. Myths often use fictional characters and events to explain natural phenomena or to teach moral lessons. In this case, the story explains the origin of spiders and their ability to weave intricate webs. It is not a true story set in ancient Greece, nor does it involve talking animals.

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  • 4. 

    What question does this myth try to answer?

    • A.

      Why we have arts and crafts.

    • B.

      Why spiders spin web.

    • C.

      How the seasons came to be.

    • D.

      Why leaves on trees turn beautiful colors in autumn.

    Correct Answer
    B. Why spiders spin web.
    Explanation
    This myth tries to answer the question of why spiders spin webs.

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  • 5. 

    At the end of this Greek myth, why did Athena turn Arachne into a spider

    • A.

      Athena did it, because Arachne wove a prettier tapestry than she did.

    • B.

      Athena did it, because Arachne was boastful and insulted the gods by the way she portrayed them in her tapestry.

    • C.

      Athena did it to defend herself from this dangerous girl.

    • D.

      Athena turned Arachne into a spider just to be mean.

    Correct Answer
    B. Athena did it, because Arachne was boastful and insulted the gods by the way she portrayed them in her tapestry.
    Explanation
    Athena turned Arachne into a spider because Arachne was boastful and insulted the gods by the way she portrayed them in her tapestry.

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  • 6. 

    What is the lesson to be learned from this myth?

    • A.

      Beware of an old woman wearing a cloak.

    • B.

      You should learn how to spin and weave.

    • C.

      Don’t try to be the best at anything.

    • D.

      When a person acts too proud, they might get punished.

    Correct Answer
    D. When a person acts too proud, they might get punished.
    Explanation
    The lesson to be learned from this myth is that when a person acts too proud, they might get punished. This implies that one should not be arrogant or boastful, as it can lead to negative consequences. It is important to remain humble and avoid displaying excessive pride, as it can attract punishment or retribution.

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