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Quiz

  1. In what place did Apollo lay out his temple and slay the she-dragon?
      a. Crisa
      b. Delos
      c. Dodona
      d. Athens
  2. What does the term pytho mean?
      a. "I slay."
      b. "I conquer."
      c. "I rot."
      d. "I establish."
  3. What epithet of Apollo was thought to bear testimony to the difficult nature of his replies?
      a. Loxias
      b. Delphinius
      c. Pythia
      d. Delian
  4. Who was the father of Daphne?
      a. Pan
      b. Peneus
      c. Zeus
      d. Marsyas
  5. Who rejected the advances of Apollo and chose the mortal Idas instead?
      a. Cyrene
      b. Daphne
      c. Coronis
      d. Marpessa
  6. What island is the site of Apollo's birth and site of a famous sanctuary?
      a. Samos
      b. Delphi
      c. Delos
      d. Lesbos
  7. Why is Apollo called the Pythian?
      a. His priestess is known as the Pythia.
      b. His favorite shrine was the site of the Pythian games.
      c. The name of Delphi was originally Pytho.
      d. Apollo killed the dragon that guarded the site.
  8. What was the fate of Cumaean Sibyl?
      a. She spurned Apollo's advances and was doomed to live for generations until only her voice remained.
      b. She spurned Apollo's advances and was fated to give true oracles but never to be believed.
      c. She spurned Apollo's advances and was turned into a laurel tree.
      d. Apollo never tried to seduce her and she died old and unmarried.
  9. The one successful love affair was that which Apollo had with:
      a. Cassandra
      b. Cyrene
      c. Daphne
      d. Marpessa
  10. Who was the youth that Apollo loved but accidentally killed with a discus?
      a. Ganymede
      b. Marsyas
      c. Narcissus
      d. Hyacinthus
  11. For what action did Zeus kill Apollo's son Asclepius?
      a. He tried to seduce Hera.
      b. He refused to sacrifice to the gods because he was the son of Apollo.
      c. He brought Hippolytus back from the dead.
      d. Trick question: Asclepius did not die; he is the immortal son of Apollo.
  12. Which musician opponent did Apollo flay alive for daring to challenge the god?
      a. Marsyas
      b. Pan
      c. Homer
      d. Midas
  13. The foolish music critic who decided against Apollo was:
      a. Tmolus
      b. Marsyas
      c. Midas
      d. Cassandra
  14. What king was Apollo condemned to serve as punishment for killing the Cyclopes?
      a. Midas
      b. Admetus
      c. Alcestis
      d. Arthur
  15. How did the laurel become sacred to Apollo?
      a. On the spot were Apollo was born a laurel tree sprang up.
      b. On the spot were Apollo killed Hyacinthus a laurel tree sprang up.
      c. His sanctuary at Delphi was noted for the laurel trees that grew on Mt. Parnassus.
      d. "Daphne was turned into a laurel tree to escape Apollo's advances, and in his grief the laurel always had a special place in his heart."
  16. Marpessa insulted Apollo by:
      a. desiring a mortal lover instead of him
      b. refusing to believe one of his oracles
      c. making love in one of his temples
      d. worshiping Dionysus
  17. "To get attendants for his temple at Delphi, Apollo:"
      a. kidnapped some satyrs
      b. turned dolphins into men
      c. purchased Egyptian slaves
      d. turned himself into a dolphin and jumped aboard a ship
  18. Apollo is not a god of:
      a. travelers
      b. music
      c. medicine
      d. the sun
  19. "What boy, loved by Apollo, accidentally killed a stag?"
      a. Hyacinthus
      b. Ceos
      c. Cyparissus
      d. Acontius
  20. "For rejecting Apollo after promising to love him, Cassandra was condemned to:"
      a. live forever as an old woman
      b. have snakes for hair
      c. have all her lovers reject her
      d. have the gift of prophecy but never be believed
  21. The mother of Apollo is:
      a. Semele
      b. Leto
      c. Ariadne
      d. Hera
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