Theseus, The Legendary Hero Of Athens

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Theseus, The Legendary Hero Of Athens

This quiz tests your knowledge about the life and adventures of Theseus, the legendary greek hero. For finding the answers to the quiz, visit https://www. Igreekmythology. Com/theseus. Html


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the name of one of Theseus' great ancestors?
    • A. 

      Agamemnon

    • B. 

      Hector

    • C. 

      Achilles

    • D. 

      Pelops

    • E. 

      Eurystheus

  • 2. 
    Who was Theseus' father?
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Hercules

    • C. 

      Aegeus

    • D. 

      Apollo

    • E. 

      Perseus

  • 3. 
    What did Aegeus do, the next morning he had an encounter with Aethra in Troezen, that was considered to be strange?
    • A. 

      He had breakfast and then left

    • B. 

      He went for a walk in the forest

    • C. 

      He buried his sandals and sword under a mighty rock

    • D. 

      He had a fight with one of the palace servants

    • E. 

      He buried his shield and his helmet in the palace yard

  • 4. 
    What was the name of the first bandit that Theseus encountered en route to Athens?
    • A. 

      Sciron

    • B. 

      Procrustes

    • C. 

      Diomedes

    • D. 

      Periphetes

    • E. 

      Marsyas

  • 5. 
    What was Sciron's favorite way of killing his victims?
    • A. 

      He used a knife and backstabbed them

    • B. 

      He shot them with his arrows

    • C. 

      He poisoned them

    • D. 

      He kicked them over the cliff into the waters

    • E. 

      He used a huge club to hit them over the head

  • 6. 
    Who was said to be the father of Gercyon?
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Hephaestus

    • C. 

      Poseidon

    • D. 

      Ares

    • E. 

      Pan

  • 7. 
    How did Theseus kill Procrustes?
    • A. 

      He stabbed him to death

    • B. 

      He made him drink a deadly poison

    • C. 

      He clubbed him to death

    • D. 

      He wrestled him to death

    • E. 

      He tied him on his bed and tortured him to death

  • 8. 
    How did Aegeus recognize the identity of his son?
    • A. 

      Theseus showed his father his ID

    • B. 

      Theseus showed his father a written message from his mother

    • C. 

      Aegeus recognized the sword that Theseus was carrying

    • D. 

      Theseus showed him a picture

    • E. 

      Aegeus recognized his son from the sandals he was wearing

  • 9. 
    Why did king Minos of Crete launch a war against Athens in the past?
    • A. 

      He wanted to expand his kingdom to mainland Greece

    • B. 

      He wanted to avenge the death of his son

    • C. 

      He held a personal grudge against king Aegeus

    • D. 

      He wanted to test out his new weaponry

    • E. 

      His wife wanted to avenge the death of her brother

  • 10. 
    How did Theseus manage to find his way out of the labyrinth?
    • A. 

      He used a compass

    • B. 

      He used a map given to him by Ariadne

    • C. 

      He used a spool of thread

    • D. 

      He was accompanied by Ariadne

    • E. 

      He followed directions written on the walls

  • 11. 
    How did Theseus' father die?
    • A. 

      He suffered a heart attack

    • B. 

      He was poisoned by Medea

    • C. 

      He jumped over a cliff into the sea

    • D. 

      He died of old age

    • E. 

      He was accidentally killed in a hunting trip

  • 12. 
    What did Theseus forget to do that caused his father's death?
    • A. 

      He forgot to send him a message that he was alive

    • B. 

      He forgot to put the ship flag at full mast

    • C. 

      He forgot to have the ship re-painted white

    • D. 

      He forgot to change the ship sails

    • E. 

      He forgot to set out fireworks when he was approaching Athens

  • 13. 
    How did Theseus eventually die?
    • A. 

      He was poisoned

    • B. 

      He died of old age

    • C. 

      He was killed by a wild boar

    • D. 

      He was pushed over a cliff into the sea

    • E. 

      He was killed in a wrestling match