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The Original Apollo Quiz
"Think you know the Greek God, Apollo? Here's a test that will put your money where your mouth is..."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Apollo was called by many names. By which of the following names was Apollo NOT referred?
Apollo was usually depicted holding a lyre. Along with his lyre, he sometimes had with him a plectrum. What is a "plectrum?"
Device used to strum an instrument
A ray of light from the sun
Device put over one's fingers to help draw the bow
A knotted rope depicting the number of nymphs he seduced
Who gave Apollo his lyre?
The Muse, Erato
Apollo's fateful pursuit of Daphne led her to transform herself in order to escape being caught by Apollo. Into what did she transform to escape Apollo's advances?
True or False: Apollo, like his father, Zeus, fell in love with both females and males.
Apollo became impassioned by a young boy named Cyparissus. Apollo gave him a deer as gift, but Cyparissus accidentally killed it. In his mourning, he asked Apollo to let his tears fall forever. Apollo obliged. Into what did Apollo transform the boy?
Apollo was said to have killed the great serpent, Python. Who was considered the mother of Python?
The Roman equivalent to Apollo was named _____________________.
The name "Apollo" has been said to mean "destroyer" or "one who destroys". What other meaning is associated with the name?
Tip of the arrow
One who plays music
Which of the following animals was NOT considered sacred to Apollo?
In one famous story, Apollo seduced Hecuba and bore him a son named Troilius. Troilius was eventually killed. Who killed him?
Priam, Hecuba's husband
Artemis (by accident)
As mentioned earlier, Apollo was referred to by many names. What was the most common alternate name to which he was referred?
On which island did Leto give birth to the twins Apollo and Artemis?
Apollo was important to the people in many ways as is evident by his manifold attributes and domains. Which of the following was Apollo said to have performed?
Giving ritual purification to wrong-doers
Shooting holes in the sky creating sunbeams.
Performing rain dances to provide for the flocks and herds
Calming the four winds with his lyre
Who angered Apollo with his boasting, forcing Apollo to challenge him to a music contest?
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Compiled Jun 28 12