Characters
Setting
Plot
Mythological Phrases
Proverbs and Adages
100
Who is the character who wishes to harm Hercules?
The jealous goddess Hera.
100
Where do the gods and goddesses live?
Mount Olympus.
100
What is the MOST important lesson the reader can learn from the myth of Hercules? A. People with great strength are likely to be boastful and untrustworthy. B. Love and confidence will solve most problems you encounter in life. C. Courage and ambition are the qualities you most need to succeed in life. D. Perseverance and resourcefulness can accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.
D. Perseverance and resourcefulness can accomplish seemingly impossible tasks.
100
What kind of person is MOST likely to be described as "herculean"?
A strong person.
100
What does "Look before you leap" mean?
Think ahead of acting, or before doing something.
200
Who is the king Zeus sends Hercules to protect?
King Eurysthemus.
200
Where did the dragon live?
The Garden of Hesperides.
200
How many tasks does King Eurystheus ask Hercules to perform?
Three.
200
LOST POINTS!
200
What does "Don't bite off more than you can chew" mean?
Don't take on too much to handle.
300
Which character does Hercules trick to capture the golden apples for him?
Atlas
300
Where did Hercules get to live at the end of the story?
Mount Olympus.
300
Why is Hera jealous of Hercules?
She wants Zeus' attention.
300
What does the allusion "like killing the Nemean lion" mean in the sentence below? Finishing all my chores in time was like killing the Nemean lion.
It was a seemingly impossible task.
300
What does "A penny saved is a penny earned" mean?
Saving is keeping for yourself instead of spending it.
400
Which monster had eight heads, one of which was immortal?
The Hydra.
400
EXTRA points!!
400
Which quality is MOST important in helping Hercules obtain the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides? A. cleverness B. courage C. kindness D. strength
A. cleverness
400
EXTRA POINTS!
400
What does "A bird in hand is worth two in the bush" mean?
It's better to be happy with what you have than go after something you might not get.
500
What is Atlas' punishment from the gods?
He must hold the weight of the world for the rest of eternity.
500
LOSE 500 points!!
500
How does Hercules change by the end of the myth?
He promises to use his strength only to help others.
500
What does King Midas ask for?
The Golden Touch (everything turns to gold).
500
What does "Every cloud has a silver lining" mean?
Even a bad situation has something good about it.
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