Theseus & the Minotaur: Lesson for Kids


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What was King Minos doing that bothered the king of Athens so much?

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1. In the arrangement between King Minos and the king of Athens, what did the king of Athens promise?

2. Who goes to Crete in order to fight the Minotaur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and its attached worksheet to see if you remember the myth of the Minotaur from Greek Mythology. You will answer questions about the main characters and events of this story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet, you'll assess your understanding of:

  • What King Minos did to the King of Athens
  • How the King of Athens made peace with King Minos
  • Who goes to Crete to fight the Minotaur

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as what Princess Ariadne gives to the man fighting the Minotaur
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Princess Ariadne wants in exchange for help fighting the Minotaur
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the relationship between the King of Athens and King Minos

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this myth with the lesson titled Theseus & the Minotaur: Lesson for Kids. It will cover things like:

  • What the Minotaur looked like
  • How the prince got out of the Labyrinth
  • What happened to Ariadne at the end of the story