Theogony by Hesiod: Summary & Analysis


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In the Theogony, Hesiod _____.

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1. According to the Theogony by Hesiod, _____.

2. According to the Theogony by Hesiod, why did Cronus eat his children?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test your knowledge of the Greek poet Hesiod's work Theogony. Answer questions on key topics like the subject of the work and a detail about the characters in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about these points:

  • The reason Cronus ate his children
  • What Prometheus does that angers Zeus
  • Something that was released from Pandora's box

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Hesiod's Theogony
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Cronus's reason for eating his children and Pandora's box and what came out of it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason Zeus gets angry with Prometheus

Additional Learning

You can gain more information about this Greek work with the lesson called Theogony by Hesiod: Summary & Analysis. Here are some points to consider while you go through the material:

  • Greek mythology and Hesiod's role as a poet
  • His interaction with the Muses
  • Summary of Theogony and the characters it involved
  • Analysis of the work and Hesiod's writing style