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Which is true of Atropos?
a. She spins the thread of life
b. She measures the thread of life
c. She cuts the thread of life
d. She is not a Fate
c. She cuts the thread of life
Which of the gods was physically imperfect?
a. Hades
b. Ares
c. Hephaestus
d. Hermes
c. Hephaestus
Which of these names was NOT a classical name for the god of forge and fire?
a. Prometheus
b. Mulciber
c. Vulcan
d. Hephaestus
a. Prometheus
The Symplegades ("clashing islands") were a hazard the Argonauts overcame. Where was this dangerous strait?
a. Gibraltar
b. Bosporus
c. Sicily
d. England
b. Bosporus
Which Greek warrior was part of the hunt for the Calydonian boar?
a. Achilles
b. Nestor
c. Ajax
d. Agamemnon
b. Nestor
Whom did Perseus rescue and later marry?
a. Medusa
b. Scylla
c. Andromeda
d. Cassiopeia
c. Andromeda
What nymph joined with Hermaphroditus to become a being "neither male nor female, but seeming at once both and neither?"
a. Clymene
b. Chalcithoe
c. Salmacis
d. Oenone
c. Salmacis
Who was commissioned to build the labyrinth on Crete?
a. Theseus
b. Icarus
c. Minos
d. Daedalus
d. Daedalus
Which was NOT a son of Jason and Hypsipyle?
a. Euneus
b. Deiphylus
c. Hyllus
d. Nebrophonus
c. Hyllus
Zeus appeared to Danae in what form?
a. bull
b. golden rain
c. eagle
d. her husband
b. golden rain
When Zethus married Thebe, and named his city after her, Aphion married
a. Electra
b. Dirce
c. Dia
d. Niobe
d. Dirce
Which of the following in the correct chronological order?
a. Nemean Lion, Lernaean Hydra, Stymphalian Birds, Capture or Cerberus
b. Stymphalian Birds, Capture of Cerberus, Nemean Lion, Lernaean Hydra
c. Capture of Cerberus, Stymphalian Birds, Lermaean Hyrdra, Nemean Lion
d. Lernaean Hydra, Nemean Lion, Capture of Cerberus, Stymphalian Birds
a. Nemean Lion, Lernaean Hydra, Stymphalian Birds, Capture of Cerberus
Boreas, Zephyrus, Notus, Eurus were ruled by whom?
a. Circe
b. Atlas
c. Vulcan
d. Aeolus
d. Aeolus
The most famous is Celaeno. Her sisters are Aello and Ocypete. They are better known as:
a. Sirens
b. Graces
c. Harpies
d. Fates
c. Harpies
Who carried a staff entwined with one serpent?
a. Hermes
b. Orpheus
c. Dionysus
d. Asclepius
d. Asclepius
Which of these heroes was a son of Zeus?
a. Hercules
b. Odysseus
c. Aeneas
d. Jason
a. Hercules
Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera are the names of the
a. Fates
b. Furies
c. Graces
d. Muses
b. Furies
Who lived on the island of Ortgygia?
a. the Sirens
b. the Harpies
c. the Gorgons
d. Calypso
d. Calypso
She was cursed to see the future but never be believed, a punishment for having rejected Apollo.
a. Daphne
b. Pythia
c. Cassandra
d. Briseis
c. Cassandra
His mother caused his death when she threw a log on the fire.
a. Jason
b. Meleager
c. Alcestis
d. Admetus
b. Meleager
For the murder of what man was Ares tried and acquitted on the Areopagus in Athens?
a. Clymenus
b. Halirrothius
c. Glaucus
d. Haliartus
b. Halirrothius
Which of the following does not belong?
a. Moirae
b. Eumenides
c. Dirae
d. Erinyes
a. Moirae
Who of these heroes was not aboard the ARGO?
a. Orpheus
b. Heracles
c. Jason
d. Odysseus
d. Odysseus
Who slew the Chimaera?
a. Theseus
b. Hercules
c. Bellerephon
d. Apollo
c. Bellerephon
The Aegean Sea is named for the father of
a. Ariadne
b. Agammemnon
c. Hercules
d. Theseus
d. Theseus
This creature had the body of a lion and the upper part of a woman. She was
a. a Siren
b. the sphinx
c. a Harpy
d. a Nereid
b. the sphinx
Jason and the Argonauts were in quest of what prize?
a. Troy
b. the golden fleece
c. the Amazon queen
d. the Minotaur
b. the golden fleece
Which of these Roman deities was NOT a member of the Capitoline Triad?
a. Mars
b. Juno
c. Jupiter
d. Minerva
a. Mars
What man, told not to open a box unless he planned to return, opened it and was driven mad?
a. Daedalion
b. Cipus
c. Acamas
d. Astyages
c. Acamas
The lyre, laurel, and Delphic oracle are associated with
a. Artemis
b. Orpheus
c. Apollo
d. Athena
c. Apollo
The mother of the winged horse Pegasus was
a. Cassiopeia
b. Andromeda
c. Circe
d. Medusa
d. Medusa
Who was the famous son of Peleus and Thetis, at whose wedding began the events leading to the Trojan War?
a. Aeneas
b. Paris
c. Achilles
d. Hector
c. Achilles
Hera, jealous of Zeus's attraction to Callisto, transformed her into what animal?
a. spider
b. bear
c. scorpion
d. hound
b. bear
She was a nymph of Diana's grove who advised Numa
a. Aglaia
b. Hygeia
c. Egeria
d. Amymone
c. Egeria
What was the gift of Nessus to Deianeira?
a. a golden apple
b. his blood
c. a jewel
d. immortality
b. his blood
Julius Caesar traced his leneage to this goddess, mother of Aeneas.
a. Minerva
b. Pomona
c. Juno
d. Venus
d. Venus
The olive is sacred to this goddess.
a. Minerva
b. Pomona
c. Juno
d. Venus
a. Minerva
Thalia is one of the three
a. Graces
b. Harpies
c. Fates
d. Furies
a. Graces
This fierce group of soldiers loyal to Achilles gave their name to or got their name from a species of ants. They were known as
a. Myrmidons
b. Amazons
c. Argonauts
d. Atlantans
a. Myrmidons
The first woman in Greek myth was
a. Eurydice
b. Metis
c. Rhea
d. Pandora
d. Pandora
The mares of Diomedes were unusual in that they
a. were immortal
b. ate human flesh
c. were able to speak
d. pulled the chariot of the sun
b. ate human flesh
Hermes was the son of Zeus and
a. Mnemosyne
b. Europa
c. Juno
d. Maia
d. Maia
The famous "Midas touch" was given to him by which god?
a. Jupiter
b. Bacchus
c. Mars
d. Neptune
b. Bacchus
Which of the Seven Against Thebes was a son of Atalanta?
a. Capaneus
b. Adrastus
c. Tydeus
d. Parthenopaeus
d. Parthenopaeus
Mnemosyne was their mother, Zeus their father. They are
a. Muses
b. Sirens
c. Graces
d. Amazons
a. Muses
Triton's father was Poseidon. Who was his mother?
a. Thetis
b. Scylla
c. Medusa
d. Amphitrite
d. Amphitrite
Rhadamanthus, Minos, and Aeacus were judges in Hades. Who was their father?
a. Hades
b. Zeus
c. Prometheus
d. Cronus (Saturn)
b. Zeus
Tithonus, the beloved of Aurora, was turned into
a. a grasshopper
b. a spider
c. a tree
d. a fountain
a. a grasshopper
Who of the Olympians besides Zeus had access to the thunderbolts?
a. Hermes
b. Apollo
c. Athena
d. Hestia
c. Athena
What Giant was killed by Hercules when Hercules moved him to a country other than his native land?
a. Alcyoneus
b. Porphyrion
c. Typhoeus
d. Ephialtes
a. Alcyoneus
Which does not belong?
a. Cilix
b. Phoenix
c. Cadmus
d. Neleus
c. Cadmus
The sum of the heads of Cerberus, the number of Muses, and the bodies of Geryon is
a. 10
b. 12
c. 13
d. 15
d. 15
The goddess of the rainbow gives her name ot which of these chemical elemts?
a. Au.
b. Ta.
c. Ir.
d. Ce.
c. Ir.
Pelops, served by his father to the Olympians, was reincarnated, but needed a prosthetic shoulder because one of the divinities had distractedly eaten it. Who ate this part?
a. Zeus
b. Demeter
c. Hera
d. Ares
b. Demeter
What occupation is shared by the following: Coprreus, Talthybius, Stentor?
a. Heralds
b. Cherioteers
c. Bards
d. Prophets
a. Heralds
The hyacinth is a flower named for a youth beloved by
a. Venus
b. Bacchus
c. Apollo
d. Jupiter
c. Apollo
Which goddess was NOT involved in the judgment of Paris?
a. Juno
b. Diana
c. Venus
d. Minerva
b. Diana
Helen: Clytemnestra ::
a. Pollux: Castor
b Zeus : Leda
c. Aeneas : Hecotr
d. Zeus : Europa
a. Pollux: Castor
Polephemus is the most famous one of these "wheel eyes."
a. a satyr b. a dolphin
c. a Cyclops
d. a Titan
c. a Cyclops
Who was the father of Callisto?
a. Lyncus
b. Nileus
c. Tantalus
d. Lycaon
d. Lycaon
"The Pillars of Hercules" are a nickname for what geographic area?
a. the Strait of Messina
b. the Strait of Gibraltar
c. seven hills of Rome
d. the Alps
b. the Strait of Gibraltar
Which of the following does not belong?
a. Polydorus
b. Semele
c. Autonoe
d. Laius
d. Laius
Which of the following does not belong?
a. Pylades
b. Orestes
c. Electra
d. Crysothemis
a. Pylades
The eldest of Olympian deities was
a. Zeus
b. Demeter
c. Hestia
d. Hades
c. Hestia
Python and Pythia are associated with which god?
a. Neptune
b. Apollo
c. Mercury
d. Mars
b. Apollo
The father of Rome's legendary founder and first king was
a. Aeneas
b. Ascanius
c. Jupiter
d. Mars
d. Mars
Which of these was NOT tutored by the centaur Chiron?
a. Hercules
b. Aesculapius
c. Jason
d. Achilles
b. Aesculapius
The monster mother of the Hydra, Cerberus, and Chimaera was
a. Typhon
b. Rhea
c. Echidna
d. Metis
c. Echidna
What occupation is shared by the following: Autolycus, Troilus, Myrtilus
a. Heralds
b. Charioteers
c. Helmsmen
d. Prophets
b. Charioteers
What occupation is shared by the following: Phemius, Demodocus?
a. Heralds
b. Charioteers
c. Bards
d. Prophets
c. Bards
Which muse would Vergil or Homer invoke?
a. Clio
b. Melpomene
c. Erato
d. Calliope
d. Calliope
Athena turned Arachne into a hideous creature. Whom did Circe treat the same way?
a. Ganymede
b. Psyche
c. Scylla
d. Maryas
c. Scylla
Who of the following was NOT turned into a bird?
a. Philomela
b. Itys
c. Tereus
d. Procne
b. Itys
This Cretan, the last of the ancient bronze race, shared Achilles' vulnerability. He was
a. Talus
b. Proteus
c. Cacus
d. Deiphobus
a. Talus
Which priest or seer was killed by two serpents?
a. Calchas
b. Helenus
c. Laocoon
d. Tiresias
c. Laocoon
Apollo:Daphne :: Selene:
a. Endymion
b. Hyperion
c. Helios
d. Psyche
a. Endymion
Who was NOT a member of the royal family of Thebes?
a. Antigone
b. Ismene
c. Iphigenia
d. Eteocles
c. Iphigenia
Troy could not fall as long as the Palladium remained inside. Of which deity was this statue?
a. Zeus
b. Poseidon
c. Athena
d. Apollo
c. Athena
The Greeks could also not conquer Troy without the bow of Hercules, held by this Greek.
a. Polyneices
b. Polydectes
c. Achilles
d. Philoctetes
d. Philoctetes
The cornucopia was said to be the horn of a sacred goat. What was the name of the goat, Zeus's foster-mother?
a. Atalanta
b. Aurora
c. Antiope
d. Amalthea
d. Amalthea
The peacock, sacred to Juno has eyes in his tail a transfiguration of what creature slain by Mercury?
a. Python
b. Argus
c. Geryon
d. Cacus
b. Argus
Who was Aeneas' navigator who drowned before reaching Italy?
a. Polyneices
b. Palinurus
c. Achates
d. Ascanius
b. Palinurus
Who was Heracles' great-grandfather?
a. Cronus
b. Zeus
c. Uranus
d. Erebus
c. Uranus
Baucis and Philemon were rewarded for their piety by being transformed into
a. serpents
b. constellations
c. birds
d. trees
d. trees
The Hellespont is named for a character whose death is associated with which myth?
a. Pyramus and Thisbe
b. The Golden Fleece
c. The Trojan War
d. Hero and Leander
b. The Golden Fleece
Into what were the daughters of Anius transformed?
a. bats
b. sirens
c. magpies
d. doves
d. doves
Who was the daughter of Thyestes and mother of Aegisthus?
a. Iphis
b. Pelopia
c. Tantala
d. Niobe
b. Pelopia
This satyr was the tutor of Dionysus?
a. Tmolus
b. Marsyas
c. Silenus
d. Satyrus
c. Silenus
Who was the daughter of Tiresias?
a. Tilphusa
b. Manto
c. Chryseis
d. Dryope
b. Manto
What hero in the course of his career killed the A,azon warrior Penthesilea?
a. Ulysses
b. Hercules
c. Achilles
d. Theseus
c. Achilles
He was the father of Parpessa. All of his daughter's suitors had to race him in a chariot, and death was the price of defeat.
a. Evander
b. Oenomaus
c. Evenus
d. Idas
c. Evenus
Into what were the daughters of Minyas transformed?
a. bats
b. sirens
c. magpies
d. doves
a. bats
Castor : Polydeusces :: Idas :
a. Eurytus
b. Proetus
c. Ephialtes
d. Lynceus
d. Lynceus
Hercules : Iolaus :: ? : Meleager
a. Oeneus
b. Plexippus
c. Epaphus
d. Peleus
b. Plexippus
Which of the following was not an Amazon queen?
a. Camilla
b. Antiope
c. Hippolyta
d. Penthesilea
a. Camilla
Nisus : Euryalus :: ? : Orestes.
a. Thersander
b. Eurylochus
c. Pylades
d. Lycus
c. Pylades
What food caused Persephone to have to remain in Hades for part of the year?
a. apple
b. honey
c. pomegranate
d. grapes
c. pomegranate
Hercules in his labors freed two other great heroes from punishments. Who were they?
a. Ulysses and Theseus
b. Prometheus and Theseus
c. Prometheus and Ulysses
d. Ulysses and Achilles
b. Prometheus and Theseus
Deucalion and Pyrrha survived the flood and landed on what mountain?
a. Olympus
b. Helicon
c. Ida
d. Parnassus
d. Parnassus
Who was the mother of the Minotaur?
a. Pasiphae
b. Ariadne
c. Medea
d. Andromeda
a. Pasiphae