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Icarus & Daedalus: Myth & Summary

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What archaeologist is credited for discovering and naming the Ancient Greek civilization of the Minoans?

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1. Which Ancient Greek ruler commissioned Daedalus to build a labyrinth on Crete?

2. The Minoan civilization rose and fell on the Mediterranean island of Crete in which historical era?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your grasp of the Ancient Greek myth of Icarus and Daedalus via these study tools. Quiz topics range from the Minoans to the ruler who wanted Daedalus to construct a labyrinth on the island of Crete.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the following:

  • Time period when a certain Greek civilization collapsed
  • The kind of tale that Icarus and Daedalus represents
  • What the labyrinth built by Daedalus signifies

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the myth of Icarus and Daedalus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the civilization that fell on the Mediterranean in a certain era of history
  • Knowledge applicaiton - use your knowledge to answer questions about the labyrinth built by Daedalus on Crete

Additional Learning

You can study the subject further via the lesson entitled Icarus & Daedalus: Myth & Summary, which will adhere to the subsequent points of interest:

  • What is expressed through the myth of Daedalus
  • Mythologist Thomas Bullfinch's The Age of Fable
  • How invention can bring about destruction and progress at the same time
  • Cultural significance of a labyrinth
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