Greek Myths and Legends Quiz

Greek Myths and Legends Quiz

May 01, 2023

Greek Myths and Legends Quiz    

QUESTIONS    

1. What was the name of the boat in which Jason set sail to retrieve the Golden Fleece?   

2. Who was in charge of the 300 Spartan hoplites and around 5,000 – 8,000 other Greek troops at the Battle of Thermopylae against the Persian army of Xerxes?

3. Who was the strongest of the Titans and father of Zeus?

4. Which Greek hero released the Titan Prometheus from his chains where every day for 30 years an eagle would come and peck out his liver?

5. What was the only thing left in Pandora’s Box after she opened it to release all the evils upon the world?

6. What was the name of King Minos’s daughter with whom Theseus fell in love with during his time facing the Minotaur of Crete?

7. Who invented the labyrinth of King Minos’s palace on Crete?

8. Which Greek hero appears as the Duke of Athens in Shakespeare’s, ‘A Midsummer Night’s dream’?

9. Which Greek god gave King Midas of Phyrgia his wish that everything he touched would turn to gold?

10. What musical instrument was Orpheus considered the best player in the world?

 

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ANSWERS

1. What was the name of the boat in which Jason set sail to retrieve the Golden Fleece?
ARGO

2. Who was in charge of the 300 Spartan hoplites and around 5,000 – 8,000 other Greek troops at the Battle of Thermopylae against the Persian army of Xerxes?
KING LEONIDAS

3. Who was the strongest of the Titans and father of Zeus?
CRONUS (Accept also Cronos and if you are stickler for spelling definitely not Chronus – he was the father of time)

4. Which Greek hero released the Titan Prometheus from his chains where every day for 30 years an eagle would come and peck out his liver?
HERCULES

5. What was the only thing left in Pandora’s Box after she opened it to release all the evils upon the world?
HOPE

6. What was the name of King Minos’s daughter with whom Theseus fell in love with during his time facing the Minotaur of Crete?
ARIADNE

7. Who invented the labyrinth of King Minos’s palace on Crete?
DAEDALUS (The father of Icarus)

8. Which Greek hero appears as the Duke of Athens in Shakespeare’s, ‘A Midsummer Night’s dream’?
THESEUS

9. Which Greek god gave King Midas of Phyrgia his wish that everything he touched would turn to gold?
DIONYSUS

10. What musical instrument was Orpheus considered the best player in the world?
LYRE

 

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