Greek Myth of Perseus and Medusa: Summary & Overview


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The story of Perseus and Medusa includes

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1. Perseus was the son of

2. Perseus defeated Medusa with

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The myth of Perseus and Medusa is an important example of morality at work in ancient Greece, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of these lessons. You'll need to know about the characters and plot of the myth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Characters in the myth and their relationships
  • How Perseus defeated Medusa and what he did afterward
  • The lessons taught by the Perseus and Medusa myth

Skills Practiced

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

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of fate in ancient Greek culture
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different mythical characters in the story
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role that the Gods played in this Greek myth in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about this ancient Greek myth, review the accompanying lesson called Greek Myth of Perseus and Medusa: Summary, Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the different themes illustrated by this myth
  • Identify the main characters and settings of the story
  • Explore the role that mythical objects and creatures played in this story