Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Trivia Quiz #9 - Greek mythology and other myth trivia questions and answers

Fun Trivia questions and answers - Greek, Roman, and Norse Myths Trivia
  1. Name the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne---the nine Muses of
    Greek mythology?
  2. What mythological beast has the head of a man, the body of a
    lion, and the tail and feet of a dragon?
  3. The diet of what mythical monster periodically included seven
    youths and seven maidens?
  4. In Greek mythology, who was the goddess of the rainbow?
  5. In ancient Athens, what tree was considered sacred -- with all
    its fruit belonging to the state, and death the penalty for anyone
    caught cutting one down?
  6. What legendary fire-breathing female monster had a lion's head, a
    goat's body and a dragon's tail?
  7. What famous structure in Greek mythology was built by a man named
  8. According to legend, who fired the arrow that hit Achilles in the
    heel, his only vulnerable spot?
  9. What mythological god was portrayed as the Colossus of Rhodes,
    the more than 100-foot-high sculpture that was one of the Seven
    Wonders of the World?
  10. In Greek mythology, who were Arges, Brontes and Steropes?
  11. In Greek mythology, who was the queen of the underworld and wife
    of Hades?
  12. Who was the ancient Greek god of dreams?
  13. What bird was credited with saving Rome from attack y the Gauls
    in 390B.C.?
  14. According to classical mythology, who was the first mortal woman?
  15. Janus--the ancient Roman god of good beginnings for whom January
    is named-- is pictured on early coins with two faces looking in
    opposite directions.  What did the faces represent?
  16. What is the name of the imaginary city built in the air in The
    Birds, the comedy written by the Greek playwright Aristophanes in
  17. In Greek mythology, what were the names of  Oedipus's
  18. According to legend, what is the color of the horn in the middle
    of the unicorn's forehead?
  19. According to Norse legend, what animals pulled Thor's chariot
    across the sky?
  20. According to legend, what Hindu god died as Achilles did---from
    an arrow shot into his heel?

Answers to Free Trivia Quiz #9 - Greek and other Mythology Trivia

  1. Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia,
    Terpischore, Thalia, and Urania.
  2. A manticore.
  3. The Minotaur's.
  4. Iris.
  5. The olive tree.
  6. The Chimera.
  7. The Trojan Horse.  According to the legend, Epeius was a
    skilled woodworker commissioned by Odysseus to build the huge gift
  8. Paris.
  9. Helios, the sun god. The statue was destroyed by an earthquake in
  10. Cyclopes.
  11. Persephone.
  12. Morpheus. (Hypnus was the god of sleep.)
  13. The goose.  According to legend, the honking of geese
    alerted the Romans to a night raid by the Gauls.
  14. Pandora.
  15. The future and the past.
  16. Cloud-Cuckoo-Land-- or Nephelococcygia in Greek.
  17. Laius, King of Thebes, and his queen, Jocasta.
  18. White at the base, black in the middle and red at the tip.
  19. Two goats.  Thor was the god of thunder.
  20. Krishna.  He was shot by a hunter who mistook him for a
    deer. His heel was his only vulnerable spot.