Atlas in Greek Mythology: Story & Facts


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Which of the following is a member of Atlas' immediate family?

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1. Atlas was often associated with what scientific study?

2. People would frequently look to earthquakes as the handiwork of Poseidon. These stories about how the Greek god of the sea would shake the ground with his trident are another example of what process of coming to terms with natural phenomena?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will assess your knowledge of Atlas in Greek mythology. Topics covered on the quiz include Atlas' family members, geographic locations named after Atlas, and Atlas' relationship with scientific study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be tested on:

  • The members of Atlas' immediate family
  • The field of science associated with Atlas
  • Geographic features named after Atlas
  • Atlas' role in the myth of Hera's golden apples

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Atlas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Atlas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Atlas, such as those regarding his place in Greek mythology and his relation to astronomy

Additional Learning

To learn more about Atlas, review the accompanying lesson on Atlas in Greek Mythology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Atlas' family
  • Know the story of Atlas
  • Understand the concept of rationalizing in Greco-Roman storytelling
  • Understand Atlas' relation to geographical features