Who Was the God Prometheus? - Mythology, Overview


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When Epimetheus and Prometheus were creating animals and man, Epimetheus gave all of the gifts of strength and other abilities to the animals. At this time, what gift did Prometheus give to humankind since all of the other gifts were gone?

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1. Prometheus stole fire from which God's forge?

2. Who saved Prometheus from his torturous fate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of Prometheus. Information you'll be quizzed on includes the forge from which Prometheus stole fire as well as the Greek hero who saved Prometheus from a cruel fate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Prometheus' gift to humankind after all other gifts were gone
  • Greek hero who saved Prometheus
  • Prometheus' trick on Zeus
  • Meaning of the name Prometheus

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related world history lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Greek heroes and gods and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the trick Prometheus played on Zeus
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of the name Prometheus and Prometheus' theft of fire

Additional Learning

To learn more about Greek mythology, review the accompanying lesson, Who Was the God Prometheus? - Mythology, Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the origins of Prometheus in Greek mythology
  • Explain how humans were created according to Greek myth
  • Know the conflict Prometheus had with Zeus
  • Relate how Prometheus came to give the gift of fire to humans and describe his punishment for doing so