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Mission Impossible

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Mission Impossible game quiz
"Mythology is full of legends about heroes overcoming impossible odds to succeed in their mission. Team NVNG invites you to follow in their footsteps in this set of questions."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. In Greek mythology the minotaur was killed by Theseus, who found his way through the maze where the monster lived. On which Greek island is this reputed to have happened?
    Crete
    Rhodes
    Corfu
    Naxos


2. Which creature from Greek legend was created by the Titans Typhon and Echidna and destroyed the city of Lycia before being killed by Bellerophon?
    Jidra
    Jotunn
    Samas
    Chimera


3. In a tangled web, Cupid and Psyche fall in love, but are separated. The only way Psyche and Cupid can be reunited is for Psyche to complete four impossible tasks. Who gave her these tasks?
    Persephone
    Athena
    Voluptus
    Venus


4. Perseus, to save his mother from an unwanted suitor, was given the task of bringing back the head of Medusa. He was helped by several of the Immortals, including Athena, who gave him which piece of armour?
    Sword
    Shield
    Knife
    Helmet


5. Gordias was made king after he entered Phrygia driving his ox-cart, which was then tied with the famous Gordian knot. Though many tried, which of these warriors undid the impossible knot?
    Midas
    Alexander
    Apollo
    Romulus


6. 'The Mabinogion', which includes the story of the impossible tasks to be undertaken for the love of Olwen, is a collection of folktales from which part of the UK?

    Scotland
    Wales
    England
    Ireland


7. In Norse mythology, the impossible task of subduing the creature Fenrir was achieved by means of a magical chain. What type of animal was Fenrir?
    Bear
    Snake
    Horse
    Wolf


8. Which enormous three headed dog had the task of guarding the entrance to Hades, before being captured by Hercules as his final impossible mission?
    Cerberus
    Barghest
    Gelert
    Sirius


9. Who was the giant, almost invincible, man dressed in an armour made of bronze who was given the task of guarding the island of Crete?
    Pasiphae
    Cacus
    Lampon
    Talos


10. Jason, on a quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece, was given three impossible tasks. Which of these women, who helped Jason achieve his tasks, did he marry but later desert?
    Minerva
    Athena
    Medusa
    Medea


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Compiled Jun 28 12