Greek mythology multiple choice

Answer these questions about Greek mythology.
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1. Who slew the Minotaur?
Theseus
Heracles
Perseus
Minos
2. Whose mother bathed them in the River Styx as an infant, while holding them by the heel?
Achilles
Diomedes
Ajax
Odysseus
3. Who was doomed to be chained to a rock for eternity and have an eagle eat their liver every day?
Atlas
Orpheus
Prometheus
Sisyphus
4. Which Titan was the goddess of memory and mother of the Muses?
Mnemosyne
Tethys
Hera
Themis
5. Which goddess was obliged to spend part of every year in the underworld because Hades tricked her into eating pomegranate seeds?
Persephone
Aphrodite
Calliope
Demeter
6. Why was Arachne transformed into a spider?
She refused Apollo's amorous advances
She pridefully challenged Athena to a weaving contest
She stole the loom of one of the three Fates
Hera got mad because Zeus seduced her
7. Who refused to marry anyone, unless they could beat her in a foot race?
Penelope
Eurydice
Atalanta
Nausicaa
8. Who flew too close to the sun on wings made of feathers and wax?
Aegeus
Icarus
Pericles
Daedalus
9. Who was the twin half-brother of Castor?
Pollux
Nestor
Laƫrtes
Iolaus
10. Which of these is not true of the sorceress Medea?
She gained her powers by killing her aunt Circe
She killed two of her own children after Jason spurned her
Her grandfather was the sun god Helios
She used her magic to help Jason obtain the Golden Fleece
11. Who was Polyphemus?
A cyclops that was blinded by Odysseus
A general for the Greeks in the Trojan War
The king of the centaurs
Father of the Titan Cronus
12. Which of these was NOT a child of Zeus?
Heracles
Asclepius
Perseus
Helen of Troy
13. Who was born by emerging fully grown from Zeus's head?
Ares
Athena
Hephaestus
Hermes
14. Which goddess is a virgin who swore never to marry?
Demeter
Aphrodite
Artemis
Athena
15. How did Odysseus avoid being drowned by the Sirens?
He had his men tie him to the ship's mast and plug their ears with beeswax
He and his men swam underwater so they could not hear them
He had his crew drown them out by playing louder music
He prayed to Athena to block his ears
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