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Quiz

  1. When she was contending for control of Athens and Attica, Athena caused:
      a. an olive tree to grow
      b. a hare to give birth
      c. the sea to flood
      d. an earthquake
  2. What is the theme of the inner, continuous frieze of the Parthenon?
      a. the birth of Athena
      b. the contest between Athena and Poseidon
      c. the Panathenaic procession
      d. the Gigantomachy
  3. Which is not generally associated with Athena?
      a. the olive
      b. the owl
      c. the snake
      d. the eagle
  4. What is usually depicted on aegis Athena wears?
      a. the head of a Gorgon
      b. Nike, the goddess of victory
      c. the thunderbolt
      d. the head of Athena herself
  5. In the contest with Arachne, Athena grew enraged because:
      a. Arachne was cheating.
      b. Arachne depicted an embarrassing incident in Athena's life.
      c. Arachne recorded the love affairs of the gods.
      d. Arachne kept talking while Athena was trying to work.
  6. What object served as a talisman for the city of Troy?
      a. the aegis
      b. the Palladium
      c. the head of Medusa
      d. Athena's shield
  7. Which name is not associated with Athena?
      a. Pallas
      b. Tritogeneia
      c. Cythera
      d. Parthenos
  8. The sculptures that adorn the Parthenon were crafted under the guidance of:
      a. Praxiteles
      b. Myron
      c. Pheidias
      d. Ictinus
  9. The Parthenon was dedicated to Athena Parthenos, which means:
      a. virgin
      b. strong in battle
      c. wisdom
      d. daughter of Zeus
  10. According to Hesiod, Zeus gave birth to Athena having swallowed:
      a. Thetis
      b. Metis
      c. Galatea
      d. Tritogeneia
  11. By what figure is Athena often attended?
      a. Medusa
      b. Pallas
      c. Iris
      d. Nike
  12. What is one of the principal mythological subjects of the metopes of the Parthenon?
      a. the contest between Poseidon and Athena
      b. the Gigantomachy
      c. the battle between the Lapiths and Centaurs
      d. the Labors of Heracles
  13. Who was worshiped with Erechtheus in the Erechtheum?
      a. Poseidon
      b. Zeus
      c. Theseus
      d. Hephaestus
  14. What is depicted on the east pediment of the Parthenon?
      a. the contest between Poseidon and Athena
      b. the birth of Athena
      c. the Panathenaea
      d. the battle of Lapiths and Centaurs
  15. What historical event is commemorated in the construction of the Parthenon?
      a. the battle of Lapiths and Centaurs
      b. the conquest of the Amazons
      c. the Trojan war
      d. the defeat of the Persians
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