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Ques. According to Ovid, a giant called Argus had his hundred what preserved forever in a peacock’s tail, by the goddess Hera?
(a) Noses
(b) Eyes
(c) Ears
(d) Tongues
Ans. (b)

Ques. Which wooden religious offering allowed the Greeks to get inside the walls of Troy?
(a) Trojan Horse
(b) Trojan Goat
(c) Trojan Cow
(d) Trojan Dog
Ans. (a)

Ques. According to Greek legend, who ferried the souls of the dead across the river that divided the world of the living from that of the dead?
(a) Aeneas
(b) Hermes
(c) Orpheus
(d) Charon
Ans. (d)

Ques. Which flower of Greek legend was said to cover the Elysian Fields?
(a) Aconite
(b) The asphodel
(c) Anemone
(d) Chloris
Ans. (b)

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Ques. What figure of Apollo stood from around 280 BC until destroyed by an earthquake around 224 BC?
(a) Lighthouse of Alexandria
(b) Statue of Liberty
(c) Gilgamesh
(d) Colossus of Rhodes
Ans. (d)

Ques. In Greek mythology, what was left in Pan­dora’s box after the evils, ills, diseases, and burdensome labour had escaped?
(a) Charity
(b) Faith
(c) Hope
(d) Tolerance
Ans. (c)

Ques. In Greek mythology, who was the father of Icarus?
(a) Leonidas
(b) Daedalus
(c) Solon
(d) Aristotle
Ans. (b)

Ques. Which character in Greek mythology sacrificed his daughter Iphigenia?
(a) Zeus
(b) Dionysus
(c) Agamemnon
(d) Alexander I
Ans. (c)

Ques. According to Greek legend, which of the 9 muses was the muse of Comedy?
(a) Calliope
(b) Euterpe
(c) Clio
(d) Thalia
Ans. (b)

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Ques. In Greek legend, who was invulnerable ex­cept for his heel?
(a) Pelagon
(b) Asteropaeus
(c) Achilles
(d) Aeneas
Ans. (c)

Ques. Who was the goddess of youth and spring in Greek mythology?
(a) Aphrodite
(b) Hebe
(c) Poseidon
(d) Artemis
Ans. (b)

Ques. According to Greek legend, which of the Muses was the muse of Dance?
(a) Euterpe
(b) Melpomene
(c) Thalia
(d) Terpsichore
Ans. (d)

Ques. In Greek mythology, who rode Pegasus, the flying horse?
(a) Perseus
(b) The Medusa
(c) Icarus
(d) Demeter
Ans. (a)

Ques. Who was the Greek goddess of the moon?
(a) Selene
(b) Hera
(c) Athena
(d) Artemis
Ans. (a)

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Ques. According to Greek legend, who was the king of Cyprus who fell in love with a statue he had made and married her after Aphrodite brought her to life?
(a) Oedipus
(b) Midas
(c) Sisyphus
(d) Pygmalion
Ans. (d)

Ques. According to Greek legend, Leander was visited nightly by whom, who swam across the Hellespont?
(a) Sophocles
(b) Achilles
(c) Zeus
(d) Hero
Ans. (d)

Ques. Who was the famous monster of Greek legend, part woman, part beast, who dwelt near Thebes?
(a) Sphinx
(b) Typhon
(c) Echidna
(d) Medusa
Ans. (a)

Ques. Which of these are creatures from Greek mythology that had the head and body of a woman and the wings and feet of a bird?
(a) Lutenists
(b) Pianists
(c) Trumpeters
(d) Harpies
Ans. (d)

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Ques. Which Roman god of the sea is identified with the Greek god Poseidon?
(a) Minerva
(b) Juno
(c) Jupiter
(d) Neptune
Ans. (d)

Ques. What is the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet?
(a) mu
(b) lambda
(c) kappa
(d) Zeta
Ans. (d)

Ques. Who was represented in Greek mythology as wearing winged sandals?
(a) Hera
(b) Hermes
(c) Apollo
(d) Demeter
Ans. (b)

Ques. Which ancient Greek city was the site of the most famous oracle of Apollo?
(a) Abydos
(b) Abila
(c) Abdera
(d) Delphi
Ans. (d)

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Ques. In Greek mythology, who was the giant watchman with one hundred eyes?
(a) Argos
(b) Scylla
(c) Charybdis
(d) Harpie
Ans. (a)

Ques. Which character in Greek mythology was able to charm all living things with his lyre playing?
(a) Aphrodite
(b) Dionysus
(c) Orpheus
(d) Hestia
Ans. (c)

Ques. In Greek mythology, which legendary king of Corinth was condemned to roll a boulder to the top of a hill?
(a) Eurydice
(b) Tantalus
(c) Merope
(d) Sisyphus
Ans. (d)

Ques. Who was the Greek god of war identified with the Roman Mars?
(a) Poseidon
(b) Athena
(c) Ares
(d) Hermes
Ans. (c)

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Ques. In Greek mythology, who was the last king of Troy?
(a) Herodotus
(b) Socrates
(c) Pericles
(d) Priam
Ans. (d)

Ques. In Greek mythology, which race of creatures was part‑horse and part-man?
(a) Theodoros
(b) Centaurs
(c) Konstantinos
(d) Chimera
Ans. (b)

Ques. The famous armless statue of Venus, or Aphrodite, was first discovered in CE times (in 1820 CE) in what ancient city ru­ins?
(a) Nice
(b) Verona
(c) Milos
(d) Syracuse
Ans. (c)

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