Greek mythology multiple choice

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