Greek mythology multiple choice

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