Myth of Theseus: Summary, Overview


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Which of Theseus' heroic deeds is recorded on the Parthenon.

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1. How did King Aegeus die in the myth of Theseus?

2. According to the myth of Theseus, what happened to the Princess Ariadne?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Best known for entering a labyrinth and slaying the minotaur that lived within, mythological Greek hero Theseus is responsible for many notable deeds. This quiz/worksheet combination will check your understanding of Theseus' heroism, adventures and tribulations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test students on the following:

  • Theseus' journeys and heroic deeds
  • Which deed is recorded on the Parthenon
  • Death of King Aegeus
  • Fate of Ariadne
  • Why Hades trapped Theseus and Pirithous

Skills Practiced

Students will have the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of the myth of Theseus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the many deeds of Theseus
  • Information recall - see if you can remember which deed is depicted in a sculpture on the Parthenon

Additional Learning

Read the lesson called Myth of Theseus: Summary, Overview to learn more about this topic. The lesson paired with this quiz and worksheet contains the following objectives:

  • Describe King Aegeus' fulfillment of the Delphic Oracle's prediction
  • Explain Medea's deception upon recognizing Theseus
  • Explore Theseus' return from Hades and subsequent banishment from Athens