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The Role of Myths in Ancient Greece (Comprehension)

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  • Q1
    What where myths used for?
    Mainly for explaining natural events but sometimes used to make kids behave and to have good stories to tell.

    Mostly to entertain the audience and show how the gods were better than everyone in Ancient Greece.

  • Q2
    What is Greece often called?
    the cradle of the Western Civilizations

    the ladle of American and European Culture

  • Q3
    What is one major contribution that came from the Greeks?


  • Q4
    What major sports event did the Greeks contribute to modern culture?


  • Q5
    Which of these is not part of the geography of Ancient Greece?

    snow-covered mountains

    dense forests

    steep, rocky cliffs

    coastal volcanoes
  • Q6
    What separated a city-state?
    usually forest or mountains

    usually oceans and seas

  • Q7
    In ancient Greece, where do you usually live your entire life?
    in your own city-state

    at the bottom of a well

  • Q8
    Who united the Greek city-states into an empire?

    King Xander of Sparta

    Alexander the Athenian

    Alexander the Great

    King Philip of Macedonia

  • Q9
    What helped Greek mythology spread?

    a great flood that happened

    Alexander forced everyone to learn them

    learning languages at school

    the unification of the city-states
  • Q10
    How did the Greeks show worship to gods and goddess?

    by going to war with each other

    by praying to them at temples

    by singing to them in the mountains

    by inviting them to festivals

  • Q11
    Why was life hard in Greece?

    they could not speak to each other

    they did not have modern conveniences

    they were too advanced for their time

  • Q12
    What did the Greeks most fear about the gods?

    being punished for a long time

    being punished to worship

    being punished as a community

    being punished in isolation

  • Q13
    What does myth mean and where does it come from?
    from the word mythos which means "story"

    from the word mythology which means "many stories"

    from the word mythical which means "mysterious"

    from the word mitigate which means "reduce"

  • Q14
    What were myths NOT about?

    real historical events

    everyday things

    mythical gods and beasts

    explanations of natural phenomena

  • Q15
    Where do all myths come from?

    one famous book

    many city-states

    one famous book

    one mystic man


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