Greek Myth and Religion


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Which of the following is NOT true about Greek heroes?

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1. Why were heroes so important for the Greeks?

2. Why is it so hard to make generalizations about Greek religion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The myths of ancient Greece are filled with gods and goddesses, great warriors and devious spirits. Test your knowledge of Greek mythology with this interactive quiz. Use the worksheet to review the major events and individuals from these ancient stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various deities, events, and terms associated with Greek mythology, including:

  • Demigods of Greek mythology
  • Prometheus
  • Characteristics of a Greek hero
  • Meaning of arete
  • Greek religion and how it inspired Christianity
  • Greek gods and their domains
  • The attitudes of Greek gods toward mortals (and vice versa)

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Greek myth and religion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the beliefs of ancient Greece
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify the major events and figures in the myths
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Greek gods

Additional Learning

To learn more about this ancient belief system, review the accompanying lesson on the Greek Myth and Religion. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the origin tales in Greek myth and religion
  • Identify the main gods and goddesses
  • Identify the acts of the main heroes