Perseus Myth

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Quiz for the Myth of Perseus

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Question 1

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Perseus’ mother, Danae, was the daughter of:
Answer
  • Poseidon
  • Medusa
  • Zeus
  • King Acrisius

Question 2

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How did Danae become pregnant with Perseus?
Answer
  • She was seduced by her uncle Proetus
  • She slept with Poseidon in Athena’s palace
  • She was sprinkled with a yellow shower by Zeus
  • She was seduced by King Polydectes

Question 3

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Who was a “herald” for Perseus in this story? (clue: sent him on his quest…)
Answer
  • Zeus
  • King Acrisius
  • King Polydectes
  • Athena

Question 4

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What was NOT one of the things the gods gave Perseus to help him in his quest?

Question 5

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Why was Athena a sworn enemy of Medusa?
Answer
  • Medusa had turned into a monster
  • Medusa had amorous relations in her palace
  • Medusa was jealous of Athena’s beauty
  • Medusa’s sisters were immortal monsters

Question 6

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Where/how did Perseus find the woman he wanted to marry?
Answer
  • As a slave of the Graeae sisters
  • As a prisoner of the Gorgon sisters
  • Chained to a rock by the sea
  • Living with the nymphs in the land of the nymphs

Question 7

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What did Perseus have to do before he could marry Andromeda?
Answer
  • A. Fight Andromeda’s father’s twin brother, who had been engaged to marry her
  • B. Fight and kill the sea monster Cetus
  • C. Fight and kill King Polydectes
  • D. Both a and b

Question 8

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What prophecy was fulfilled by Perseus at the end?
Answer
  • That he would kill King Acrisius
  • That he would behead Medusa
  • That he would marry Andromeda
  • That he would kill King Polydectes

Question 9

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Who would be considered a “shape shifter” in this story?
Answer
  • Medusa
  • Athena
  • Andromeda
  • All of the above

Question 10

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Who/what would be considered a “threshold guardian” in this story?
Answer
  • Phineas, Andromeda’s uncle
  • Cetus the sea monster
  • King Polydectes
  • All of the above
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