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Who was the paternal grandfather of Aeneas, a prominent Trojan himself?
a. Laomedon
b. Ilus
c. Capys
d. Assaracus
c. Capys
What witch-like moon goddess haunts graveyards, causing dogs to howl as she passes?
a. Melpomene
b. Morbus
c. Proserpina
d. Hecate
d. Hecate
Who threw himself from a cliff because of a ship's black sails?
a. Ceyx
b. Adrastus
c. Euryalus
d. Aegeus
d. Aegeus
Which sickle-bearing son of Gea finally deposed his father and became ruler of the universe?
a. Cronus
b. Iapetus
c. Hyperion
d. Zeus
a. Cronus
Rustling oak leaves spoke the prophecies of Zeus, Where were these trees located, the most famous of Zeus' oracles?
a. Delphi
b. Cumai
c. Corinth
d. Dodona
d. Dodona
Gea gave birth to three groups of children, the twelve Titans, the three Cylopes, and what set of triplets, who had one hundred hands each?
a. Melampotes
b. Sirens
c. Furies
d. Hecatoncheires
d. Hecatoncheires
According to Hesiod, what Titan, who encircled the earth, father the rivers by Tethys?
a. Nerus
b. Cronus
c. Oceanus
d. Coeus
c. Oceanus
What name was given to Hermes as a leader of souls to the underworld?
a. Argophontes
b. He of the Ways
c. Hermanion
d. Psychopompos
d. Psychopompos
What god of the heavens did Gea create as her companion?
a. Chao
b. Uranus
c. Crios
d. Eros
b. Uranus
Which of the following was NOT one of the Spartoi?
a. Tydeus
b. Udaeus
c. Chthonius
d. Pelorus
a. Tydeus
What goddess was known for her jealous attacks against her husband's lovers?
a. Rhea
b. Demeter
c. Hera
d. Aphrodite
c. Hera
What king of the Phaeacians aided Odysseus back to Ithaca?
a. Aeolus
b. Bellus
c. Alcinous
d. Eurymachus
c. Alcinous
Prior to a ballet performance, to which Muse might the dancer pray for inspiration?
a. Terpsichore
b. Calliope
c. Euterpe
d. Thalia
a. Terpsichore
Who was the only woman to survive the Great Flood?
a. Baucis
b. Pandora
c. Procne
d. Pyrrha
d. Pyrrha
Which god's entourage included Phobos, Deimos, and Eris?
a. Saturn
b. Hades
c. Hermes
d. Ares
d. Ares
What bronze watchman of Crete was destroyed by Medea when she charmed a screw out of his foot causing him to bleed to death?
a. Talus
b. Athamas
c. Helios
d. Melanion
b. Athamas
Who had the epithets Anadyomene, Pontia, and Cythereia?
a. Hera
b. Irs
c. Artemis
d. Aphrodite
D. Aphrodite
What god could sneak up on you when least expected because of a helmet of invisibility which he possessed?
a. Zeus
b. Dionysis
c. Hades
d. Hephaestus
c. Hades
Which of the Danaids, breaking the orders of her father, was the only one not to kill her husband on their wedding night?
a. Creusa
b. Illia
c. Phaedra
d. Hypermnestra
d. Hypermnestra
What daughter of Peneus was transformed into a laurel tree because of Apollo's relentless pursuit?
a. Io
b. Daphne
c. Persephone
d. Hermia
b. Daphne
Who carried the poison robe, which Deianareia had unknowingly prepared, to Hercules?
a. Lichas
b. Hyllus
c. Hippasus
d. Melase
a. Lichas
Because he did not heed his father's warning, what boy flew too close to the sun on wings of feather and wax? (The wax melted and he fell into the sea, which now bears his name)
a. Phaethon
b. Icarus
c. Aegeus
d. Helenus
b. Icarus
On what island did Helios pasture his cattle and sheep?
a. Salamis
b. Samothrace
c. Thrinacia
d. Nisyrus
c. Thrinacia
Who, as the fairest of gods or the facilitator of love, could determine the course of lives by the prick of his golden or lead-tipped arrows?
a. Artemis
b. Eros
c. Apollo
d. Hermes
b. Eros
What Trojan hero escaped from the war and went over land to Italy, where he founded patavium?
a. Aeneas
b. Helenus
c. Antenor
d. Polites
c. Antenor
Who was the lord over Zephyrus, Notus, and Boreas?
a. Proteus
b. Triton
c. Aeolus
d. Agamemnon
c. Aeolus
What couple was transformed into kingfishers?
a. Pygmalion and Galatea
b. Orpheus and Eurydice
c. Ceyx and Alcyone
d. Hero and Leander
c. Ceyx and Alcyone
What king of Corinth was punished in the underworld, having to forever roll a rock up hill, for dog-chaining death to a tree, thus preventing the god from taking his life as well as those who suffered throughout the world?
a. Sisyphus
b. Tityus
c. Ixion
d. Tantalus
a. Sisyphus
Who, convinced by her sisters that she had married a monster, betrayed her husband by sneaking a peek at him by the light of a candle? She was discovered when wax fell on his back.
a. Thisbe
b. Europa
c. Psyche
d. Syrinx
c. Psyche
What scoundrel, whose name means "the stretcher," forced visitors to his inn to fit his bed either by stretching the short of loppin goff part of the tall? He was finally beaten at his own game by Theseus.
a. Procrustes
b. Sinus
c. Sinon
d. Periphetes
a. Procrustes
Who, rescued by a flying horse, was the only surviving members of the seven against Thebes?
a. Adrastus
b. Parthenopaeus
c. Capaneus
d. Amphiarius
a. Adrastus
What poor hunter was unfortunate enough to witness Artemis bathing and was turned into a stag by the enraged goddess? His hounds then turned on him and tore him to pieces.
a. Orion
b. Cephalus
c. Elpenor
d. Actaeon
d. Actaeon
Daedalus was exiled from Athens on the suspicion that he had killed his nephew. Who was this boy, who was transformed into a partidge?
a. Medus
b. Peneleus
c. Selinus
d. Perdix
d. Perdix
Which goddess kindly gave up her throne to sit beside the hearth when Dionysys arrived at Olympus?
a. Athena
b. Hestia
c. Artemis
d. Demeter
b. Hestia
What shepherd was given the task of judging the beauty contest between Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite?
a. Silvanus
b. Endymion
c. Iulus
d. Paris
d. Paris
What prophet advised the Greeks to sacrifice Iphigenia?
a. Magnes
b. Calcas
c. Teiresias
d. Tectamus
b. Calchas
What river of fire in the underworld surrounded Tartarus?
a. Cocytus
b. Styx
c. Phlegethon
d. Acheron
c. Phlegethon
Whose widow killed Helen because the widow's husband had died in the Trojan war?
a. Eetion
b. Tlepolemus
c. Glauchus
d. Anchialus
b. Tlepolemus
During which of his labors was Hercules assisted by his nephew Iolaus?
a. the Augean stables
b. the Hydra
c. the golden apples of the Hesperides
d. the mares of Diomedes
b. the Hydra
What queen, because she foolishly boasted that her daughter was more beautiful that the Nereids, was forced the offer her daughter, Andromeda, for sacrifice to a sea monster?
a. Megera
b. Cassiopeia
c. Telephassa
d. Clymene
b. Cassiopeia
Whose wedding was disrupted by the battle between the Lapiths and the Centaurs?
a. Peleus and Thetis
b. Zeus and Hera
c. Pitithous and Hippodamia
d. Dionysius and Ariadne
c. Pirithous and Hippodamia
What brother of Cerberus, a two-headed dog, was the watch dog of Geryon's cattle?
a. Argus
b. Orthys
c. Sirius
d. Arion
b. Orthys
Considered second among the Greeks in strength, what warrior committed suicide when he lost the armor of Achilles to Odysseus?
a. Agamemnon
b. Menelaus
c. Ajax
d. Nestor
c. Ajax
Who, along with her son Arcus, was transformed into a bear?
a. Procris
b. Calyce
c. Callisto
d. Callirhoe
c. Callisto
What substance flowed through the veins of the gods?
a. nectar
b. mulsum
c. the Milky Way
d. ichor
d. ichor
What river of Troy did Achilles choke with with the bodies of slain Trojans?
a. Strymon
b. Cebren
c. Scamander
d. Ladon
c. Scamander
Which of the following is NOT one of the three furies?
a. Megaera
b. Euryale
c. Tisyphone
d. Alecto
b. Euryale
In whose honor were the Isthmian Games at Corinth held?
a. Zeus
b. Poseidon
c. Apollo
d. Hera
b. Poseidon
What ill-fated son of Theseus was falsely accused by his stepmother and killed in a chariot accident?
a. Hippolytus
b. Damon
c. Damastes
d. Aegeus the second
a. Hippolytus
Who was warned to beware of a man wearing one sandal?
a. Pelias
b. Aeson
c. Peleus
d. Eurystheys
a. Pelias
What mighty wrestler gained power from contact with the Earth?
a. Talos
b. Geus
c. Antaeus
d. Otus
c. Antaeus
Scylla, once a beautiful nymph, was transformed into the horrible six-headed dog-monster by a jealous Circe. What minor sea-god loved Scylla but not Circe?
a. Nereus
b. Glaucus
c. Triton
d. Proteus
b. Glaucus
What was the name of the goat which nursed the infant Zeus?
a. Althaea
b. Amalthea
c. Capra
d. Juturna
b. Amalthea
Which was not a Centaur?
a. Chiron
b. Neleus
c. Nessus
d. Pholus
b. Neleus
Who was the Greek god of sleep?
a. Nyx
b. Hypnos
c. Thanatos
d. Phantos
b. Hypnos
Which was not a Centaur?
a. Chiron
b. Neleus
c. Nessus
d. Pholus
b. Neleus
Who betrayed Hermes' trust, when he was bribed by the day-old god not to disclose the thief of Apollo's cattle, but was then easily bribed into giving up this information to Hermes in disguise? For breakin ghis word he was turned into flint.
a. Battus
b. Epopeus
c. Helicaon
d. Deiphobus
a. Battus
Over the affections of what son of Apollo and Deione did Minos, Rhadamanthyus, and Sarpedon compete?
a. Miletus
b. Daedalion
c. Aristaeus
d. Philammon
a. Miletus
What river is chased by the Alpheus all the way from Greece to Sicily?
a. Arethusa
B. Cernia
c. Telephusa
d. Hippocrene
a. Arethusa
Who was seduced by Dionysus in the form of a bunch of grapes?
a. Erigone
b. Leutheia
c. Aerthyrea
d. Physcoa
a. Erigone
What two Greek heroes teamed-up during the Trojan war to steal the Palladium, sack the camp of Rhesus, and to capture the Trojan spy Dolon?
a. Agamemnon and Menelaus
b. Odysseus and Diomedes
c. Achilles and Patroclus
d. Nestor and Ajax
b. Odysseus and Diomedes
What Theban's daugters, because they refused to perform the rites of Dionysis and kept to themselves in the high tower of their father's castle, where turned into bats?
a. Hyperinor
b. Echion
c. Minyas
d. Laesander
c. Minyas
Who was the helmsman of Aeneas, who died not when he fell over board but rather was attacked by wild natives after he had swum safely to land?
a. Achates
b. Palinurus
c. Mentes
d. Orontes
b. Palinurus
What bandit, defeated by Theseus, tied his victims between bent pine trees?
a. Polypemnon
b. Phaea
c. Corynetes
d. Pityocamptes
d. Pityocamptes
What twin giants were known as the Aloedae?
a. Castor and Pollux
b. Otus and Ephialtes
c. Pheres and Lycus
d. Zetes and Calais
b. Otus and Ephialtes
Who, in an attempt to save her marriage, unknowingly sent a poisoned cloak to her husband Heracles?
a. Megara
b. Alcestis
c. Omphale
d. Deianira
d. Deianira
What woman leaped upon her husband's funeral pyre, when she saw his body being cremated?
a. Evadne
b. Eirene
c. Eidothea
d. Euippe
a. Evadne
What satyr assisted Hermes in recovery of the stolen sinews of Zeus? He also suggested that the gods change shapes to escape Typhoeus. He himself changed into a goat with the hind quarters of a fish and thus is commemorated in the constellation of Capricorn.
a. Aegipan
b. Faunus
c. Seilenus
d. Pan
a. Aegipan
On what mountain was Hermes born?
a. Cithaeron
b. Cyllene
c. Lycaeus
d. Rhodope
b. Cyllene
Who was the wife of Pandion, king of Athens and mother of Procne and Philomela?
a. Bia
b. Zeuxippe
c. Aedon
d. Pylia
b. Zeuxippe
Who was the first Greek to touch Trojan soil and thus the first to die?
a. Glaucus
b. Protesileus
c. Thoas
d. Temenus
b. Protesileus
What evil king of Seiphos sent Perseus on the "mission impossible" to slay Medusa?
a. Dictys
b. Eurystheus
c. Oeomeus
d. Polydectes
d. Polydectes
Who was Iris's husband?
a. Iphitus
b. Sephyrus
c. Sicinus
d. Xuthus
b. Sephyrus
What infant son of King Lycurgus, could never be left on the ground? When the child's nurse left him to show the Seven Against Thebes a spring, she placed him on a bed of parsley. When the group returned the child had been killed by a snake. They men interpreted this sign as an omen of their fate and buried the child under the name Archemorus, "Bringer of Doom".
a. Thrasymedes
b. Menoecus
c. Tlesimenes
d. Opheltes
d. Opheltes
Who gave birth to the beautiful immortal horses of Achilles?
a. Demeter
b. Podarge
c. Celaeno
d. Amaltheia
b. Podarge
What slave girl did Agememnon take from Achilles?
a. Chryseis
b. Iphigenia
c. Briseis
d. Hecuba
c. Briseis
What son of Mezentius was killed by Aeneas?
a. Faunus
b. Aventinus
c. Daunus
d. Lausus
c. Daunus
Who was the first wife of Priam? When he decided to marry Hecuba, Priam gave this woman to his ally Hyrtacus.
a. Bateia
b. Arisbe
c. Philonome
d. Lysianassa
b. Arisbe
What son of Jason and Hypsipyle succeeded his mother on the throne of Lemnos and proved wine for the Greeks during the Trojan War?
a. Eunes
b. Deipylus
c. Hypseus
d. Ialmenus
a. Euneus
Who, while raiding Ithaca for food, killed Odysseus with a spear tipped with the poison of a stingray, not realizing that the aged king was his father?
a. Nausinous
b. Telemachus
c. Nausithous
d. Telegonus
d. Telegonus
With what tribe, whose name literally means "beyond the North wind", did Apollo supposedly spend much of his winter?
a. Boreades
b. Hyperboreans
c. Dorians
d. Minyans
b. Hyperboreans
In whose court was Achilles disquised as a girl and hidden from a Trojan war?
a. Lycomedes
b. Polymester
c. Illionius
d. Cycreus
a. Lycomedes
Which of the following was not given eternal sleep?
a. Broteas
b. Cleobis
c. Endymion
d. Biton
a. Broteas
What goddess, called silver-footed by Homer, was the mother of Achilles?
a. Hera
b. Leto
c. Themis
d. Thetis
d. Thetis
Who was the mother of the centaur Chiron by Saturn?
a. Perimele
b. Periopis
c. Phronime
d. Philyra
d. Philyra
Which was not a musician?
a. Linus
b. Pan
c. Marsyas
d. Borus
d. Borus
Of what city was Tyndareos king?
a. Sparta
b. Thebes
c. Athens
d. Colonus
a. Sparta
Who was the actual judge of the music contest between Pan and Apollo?
a. Midas
b. Dionysius
c. Telephus
d. Tmolus
d. Tmolus
What girl, having fallen in love with Poseidon, tried to impregnate herself by splashing sea water in her lap?
a. Tyro
b. Iphimedia
c. Alcyone
d. Mestra
b. Iphimedia
What constellation, called the serpent holder is said to be Phorbas, the man who freed Rhodes from snakes and other beasts?
a. Daimon
b. Cameirus
c. Cytissorus
d. Ophiucus
d. Ophiucus
What animal created the spring of Hippocrene?
a. Pegasus
b. Chimaera
c. Argus
d. Medusa
a. Pegasus
What river god, along with Sephissus and Asterion, judged a contest between Hera and Poseidon for the possession of Argolis? When the three rivers diced in favor of Hera, Poseidon dried them up.
a. Hebrus
b. Anarus
c. Eridanus
d. Inachus
d. Inachus
Who was the Greek goddess of the dawn?
a. Eos
b. Iris
c. Aurora
d. Selene
a. Eos
What Greek spy persuaded the Trojans to take the horse inside the walls of the city?
a. Ajax the lesser
b. Sinon
c. Neoptolemis
d. Palamedes
b. Sinon
Apart from just outside of Tryon, where could you find a Mt. Ida?
a. Phrygia
b. Lesbos
c. Thrace
d. Crete
d. Crete
Often found in a drunken stupor, what Satyr-like companion of Dionysis was found by King Midas?
a. Pholus
B. Eurythus
c. Silenus
d. Chiron
c. Silenus
Who was the brother of Byblis, with whom he fell in love and wandered everywhere in search of her brother until she was transformed into a spring?
a. Caunus
b. Anytus
c. Priasus
d. Brunus
b. Anytus
Which Olympian was called "the Earth-shaker" because of his connection with earthquakes?
a. Apollo
b. Poseidon
c. Ares
d. Hades
b. Poseidon
Who was the chief herald of the Greeks at Troy, who even as a ghost protected the rights of heralds who had been killed while performing their duties?
a. Eurebates
b. Talthibius
c. Stentor
d. Sperthias
b. Talthibius
What daughter of Zeus and Hera was the goddess of childbirth?
a. Hebe
b. Eleithyia
c. Artemis
d. Hygia
b. Eleithyia