Pandora's Box: Myth & Story Summary

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In the Greek myth of 'Pandora's Box,' what was locked inside the box after Pandora let out the plagues?

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1. In the Greek myth of 'Pandora's Box,' why was Pandora made?

2. In 'Pandora's Box,' what motivates Pandora to open the box?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo measures your knowledge of the myth of Pandora's Box. You must discuss the events and meaning of this myth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set, you'll make sure you know about:

  • The reason Pandora was made
  • What remained locked in the box
  • Who Zeus gave the box to

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what caused Zeus to have Pandora made
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the things Pandora was gifted with by the gods
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what was kept locked in the box and why Pandora opened it

Additional Learning

You can get a better understanding of this ancient Greek myth by reading or watching the lesson titled Pandora's Box: Myth & Story Summary. It covers:

  • The oldest written version of the myth and who wrote it
  • A theodicy
  • Prometheus' crime
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