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5 Matching questions

  1. Arachne
  2. Theseus
  3. Cerberus
  4. Aeolus
  5. Odysseus
  1. a son of Laertes, husband of Penelope. father of Telemachus. He survives the Trojan war and shipwreck and finally returns home after a total of 20 years.
  2. b talented weaver challenged by Athena to a contest. After the contest, Arachne hanged herself and, in remorse, Athena changed her into a spider
  3. c God of the winds
  4. d the 3 headed dog who guards the gate of Hades, one of the 12 labors of Hercules was to abduct Cerberus
  5. e slayer of the Minotaur that Minos had kept in the labyrinth. The Minotaur was the offspring of Pasiphae and a bull.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. wife of Odysseus. Weaves a shroud for Laertes during the day and then unweaves it at night to put off her suiters.
  2. Olympian, goddess of the hearth
  3. Spartan wife of Menelaus, her abduction by Paris was the cause of the Trojan War
  4. Achilles' mother, a nereiad married to Peleus a mortal King.
  5. the 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne who inspire artists: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Polyhymnia, Urania, Calliope, Erato

5 True/False questions

  1. Gaia GeDaughter of Zeus and Metis, born from his head after he swallowed her mother


  2. BriseisAchilles 'prize' who Agamemnon takes from him at the beginning at the Iliad. The cause of his abscence from battle.


  3. ArgusA giant with 100 eyes who watches over Io for Hera, also the name of Odysseus' dog


  4. HomerA fire breathing, hybrid creature with the head of a lion, body of a goat, tail of a serpent who was killed by Bellerophon.


  5. Trojan WarThe ten-year war began when Paris, son of Priam King of Troy, carried off Helen, wife of Menelaus. Priam was husband of Hecuba and father of Hector.


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