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Quiz

  1. Who boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereids?
      a. Medusa
      b. Niobe
      c. Danaë
      d. Cassiepea
  2. According to the Perseus myth, the first coral was created when:
      a. Medusa’s head rested on some seaweed
      b. the other Gorgons tried to pursue Perseus
      c. Andromeda was sacrificed to the sea monster
      d. Perseus dropped Medusa’s head into the sea
  3. Athena was so taken by the wailing of the Gorgons for their dead sister that she:
      a. invented the flute to re-create the sound
      b. learned to mimic their sound with her own voice
      c. punished them regularly to make them cry
      d. always favored Perseus for having made them cry
  4. Which is not true of the hero Bellerophon?
      a. He killed the monstrous Chimaera.
      b. He succeeded in mounting Pegasus but died trying to reach heaven.
      c. He did battle with the Solymi and Amazons.
      d. He slew the race of Centaurs.
  5. An oracle told Acrisius that:
      a. his daughter was going to murder him
      b. his daughter would have a son who would kill him
      c. he was going to die on his return trip
      d. a man can't be called happy until he is dead
  6. The man who fished Perseus and his mother out of the sea was:
      a. Polydectes
      b. Acrisius
      c. Iolaus
      d. Dictys
  7. What is the fate of Acrisius?
      a. He is shown the head of Medusa and turned to stone.
      b. He is killed by the sea-monster sent by Poseidon.
      c. He escapes the prophecy by going into exile.
      d. He is killed by a misthrown discus.
  8. Whose hand did Perseus receive in marriage?
      a. Andromeda
      b. Cassiepea
      c. Io
      d. Danaë
  9. What creature sprang from the beheaded trunk of the Gorgon?
      a. Scylla
      b. the Chimaera
      c. Pegasus
      d. the Hydra
  10. In order to get information from the three sisters of the Gorgons, Perseus:
      a. stole their magic wand
      b. stole their one eye and tooth
      c. threatened to do them bodily harm
      d. threatened to disclose the secret location of their lair
  11. What object was Perseus not given for his quest?
      a. Bubo, Athena’s owl
      b. the Cap of Invisibility
      c. a scimitar
      d. a bag, or kibisis
  12. Perseus, in his efforts to kill the Gorgon, was given aid by all but one of the following:
      a. the Graeae
      b. some nymphs
      c. Athena and Hermes
      d. Aphrodite and Poseidon
  13. How did Zeus seduce her?
      a. He locked her in a chest and wouldn't let her go until she said yes.
      b. He came to her as a shower of gold.
      c. He promised that she would bear a heroic son.
      d. He said that he would turn her into a Gorgon.
  14. Who was the mother of Perseus?
      a. Europa
      b. Andromeda
      c. Danaë
      d. Hypermnestra
  15. For which Danaïd was a spring created near Argos?
      a. Hypermnestra
      b. Amymone
      c. Europa
      d. Io
  16. Who accused Bellerophon of trying to seduce her?
      a. Phaedra
      b. Clytië
      c. Sthenoboea
      d. Laodamia
  17. What arose from the Gorgon's blood falling upon the land of Libya?
      a. the Atlas Range
      b. snakes
      c. Pegasus
      d. Chrysaor
  18. What was the greatest center in Greece for the worship of Hera?
      a. Argos
      b. Sparta
      c. Athens
      d. Thebes
  19. For whom did Perseus perform his task of slaying Medusa?
      a. Athena
      b. Acrisius
      c. Proetus
      d. Polydectes
  20. What is the Hippocrene?
      a. the bag used by Perseus
      b. the eye of the Graeae
      c. the fountain made by Pegasus
      d. the monster sent by Poseidon
  21. With what Egyptian deity is Epaphus identified?
      a. Apis
      b. Osiris
      c. Isis
      d. Seth
  22. Who was the only one of the daughters of Danaüs who did not kill her husband?
      a. Stheneboea
      b. Laodamia
      c. Ephyra
      d. Hypermnestra
  23. The twin brother of Danaüs was named:
      a. Nauplius
      b. Aegyptus
      c. Argos
      d. Abas
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