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This is to help kids on the Willow Team study for our ELA quiz on Friday, January 30th, 2009. Study hint: Read the explanations if you get one wrong.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Oracles predicted that Acrisius' grandson would one day kill him.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    According to the given information, oracles predicted that Acrisius' grandson would eventually kill him. This implies that the statement "True" is the correct answer as it aligns with the prediction made by the oracles.

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  • 2. 

    King Acrisius locked Danae in her room, so she would have no male interaction...

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He locked her in a golden tower, not her room, silly!

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  • 3. 

    Danae was afraid, so she took off in a boat with baby Perseus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    King Acrisius put them on a boat. It wasn't Danae's choice.

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  • 4. 

    Danae and Perseus die in the boat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    What kind of myth would this be if the main character dies?!

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  • 5. 

    Upon arriving at the island, they go see King Polydectes, who falls in love with Danae. (Aww!)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Upon arriving at the island, the characters in the story go to see King Polydectes. It is mentioned that the king falls in love with Danae, indicating that this statement is true.

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  • 6. 

    Polydectes tells everyone that he and Danae are getting married and that everyone should get him Medusa's head.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    What kind of person would want a gross ugly head for a wedding present? Getting Medusa's head is Perseus' secret plan... MWAHAHAHAHA!!

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  • 7. 

    Hermes brings advice and some special flying sandals from Athena to help him kill Medusa and her ugly snake hair. (Someone's having a bad hair day...)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it accurately describes the role of Hermes in helping the protagonist kill Medusa. Hermes brings advice and special flying sandals from Athena, which suggests that he is assisting in the mission to defeat Medusa and her snake hair.

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  • 8. 

    Upon Perseus' arrival to the Gray Sisters, they mug him and throw him in a hole.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    How are 3 ugly old women going to mug a strong demigod?! And they only have one eye and one tooth to share between all 3 of them!

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  • 9. 

    Perseus tricks the Gray Sisters into telling him where the Nymphs of the West are.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Perseus successfully deceives the Gray Sisters in order to obtain information about the location of the Nymphs of the West.

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  • 10. 

    Perseus flies to the Nymphs of the West (who, by the way, are Atlas, the sky holder's daughters) and they give him some special tools.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that Perseus flies to the Nymphs of the West, who are actually the daughters of Atlas. It also mentions that they give him some special tools, implying that Perseus receives assistance from the nymphs.

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  • 11. 

    From the Nymphs of the West, Perseus gets a sword, so he can trim the plants in Medusa's garden.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Did you truly think that was going to be right? It's a sickle shaped sword to be used to kill Medusa.

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  • 12. 

    Perseus takes a vacation to Hogwarts and they give him a Cap of Darkness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It's a Greek myth. These writers probably weren't even alive for Harry Potter. He did get the Cap of Darkness, but from the Nymphs.

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  • 13. 

    Also gets a shiny mirror-ish shield to protect him from being statue-ized by Medusa's extreme ugliness.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the person receives a shiny mirror-ish shield to protect themselves from being turned into a statue by Medusa's extreme ugliness. This implies that the statement is true, as the shield would indeed provide protection from Medusa's gaze.

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  • 14. 

    Perseus kills Medusa with his tools, and also escapes the evil wrath of the chasing Gorgons.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Perseus kills Medusa with his tools, specifically a mirrored shield to avoid looking directly at her and a sword to cut off her head. Additionally, he manages to escape the wrath of the other Gorgons who chase him after killing Medusa. This statement is true as it accurately describes the events in Greek mythology where Perseus defeats Medusa and escapes from the Gorgons.

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  • 15. 

    On his way home, Perseus kills this girl chained to a rock, cause he's on a roll. He proposes to the mean sea monster.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Come on! Seriously! He proposes to the girl and makes an agreement with her dad on their island. Then he continues on his journey.

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  • 16. 

    Onto the next story, Theseus...Theseus learns a secret from his mom that his dad's a king. He's just chillin' out on the beach when this dove comes and tells him that Poseidon is his dad (and is also a TOTAL SCANDAL FOR LYING TO POOR UNSUSPECTING MRS. THESEUS' MOM!) AND... the dove gives Theseus a fighting trick.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the passage states that Theseus learns from his mom that his dad is a king, and then a dove comes and tells him that Poseidon is his dad. This implies that Theseus indeed discovers that his father is a king and that Poseidon is his biological father.

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  • 17. 

    Theseus tries to use the new trick to pull the sword out of the rock in the village, but it wont budge. He goes home to his mom and cries. (Boo hoo)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    SO not a happy ending, he actually pulls it out and heads on his way to Athens. He decides to take the land route because the sea route is too dangerous for him. His dad's Poseidon. That is key.

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  • 18. 

    1st Giant: CorynetesTheseus gets his head bashed in with the giant's beautiful club because the giant is too smart for dumb Theseus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Other way around. Theseus bashes Corynetes head in. TIP: Ms. Strout said that you have to know the names. Corynetes and club both start with C.

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  • 19. 

    2nd Giant: ScironTheseus throws evil Sciron to his own evil man-eating turtle (Don't ask) and he continues his stroll.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Theseus throws the evil Sciron to his own evil man-eating turtle. Since there is no additional information provided to suggest otherwise, we can assume that the statement is true.

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  • 20. 

    3rd Giant: PityocamptesPine- bender gets tricked into getting smacked in the face (Oh, no he didn't! *Snaps fingers in a for-ma-tion*) and Theseus rips his body in half. (HA-YA! Your kung-fu is no match for my skills!)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
  • 21. 

    Last Giant: ProcrustesUgly old inn-keeper says no way when Theseus asks for a room. Theseus is forced to sleep outside and gets his arm eaten by a coyote.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    That's gotta hurt. Theseus ends up chopping off Procrustes' legs and his head too. (Why not?)

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  • 22. 

    Offers to go to Crete on the ship of the black flags after meeting his "supposed" father, Aegeus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the individual in question is offered the opportunity to travel to Crete on a ship that is associated with black flags. This offer comes after the individual meets Aegeus, who is believed to be their father.

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  • 23. 

    Minos locks Theseus up in the Labyrinth because he is too awesome to be alive.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Nope. He locks him up in the Labyrinth BECAUSE he is so not impressed that Theseus is the son of a god too.

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  • 24. 

    Ariadne, Minos' daughter, comes to save Theseus in the Labyrinth. They mark their way by dropping crumbs. But, when they get to the middle, they are too busy killing the Minotaur to notice that a squirrel ate them. STUCK IN THE LABYRINTH. FOREVER!

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    They use some special string and they escape just fine

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  • 25. 

    Minos releases both of his daughters to Theseus to go to Athens. They forget to change the flag on the ship to a white one...

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Minos releases both of his daughters to Theseus to go to Athens without changing the flag on the ship to a white one. This implies that the ship still bears the original flag, indicating that it is a ship of war or danger.

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  • 26. 

    King Aegeus thinks that Theseus is dead when he sees the flag so he... jumps off the cliff and dies. (SPLAT!) Theseus becomes king of Athens and lives happily ever after. The end.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that King Aegeus believes Theseus is dead after seeing the flag. As a result, he jumps off the cliff and dies. However, the statement also mentions that Theseus becomes king of Athens and lives happily ever after. Since the question asks for an explanation of the correct answer, which is "True," it can be inferred that the explanation is based on the information provided in the statement.

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  • 27. 

    This isn't really a question, but I'm a lazy butt and I really don't feel like doing 30 extra questions for the Greek and Roman gods. HOWEVER, I already made a separate quiz about them. Check it out: http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/search.php?search=Greek+and+Roman+Gods+and+Goddesses

    • A.

      I will check that out.

    • B.

      I don't need to, I'm already brilliant! (*Angel noise*)

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. I will check that out.
    B. I don't need to, I'm already brilliant! (*Angel noise*)

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