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Grade 5 Mythology
The major gods and goddesses of Greek religion were known as the                .
  1. Superior Beings
  2. Olympians
  3. Patrons
  4. Myths
Grade 5 Mythology
The ancient Greeks were polytheistic. What does this mean?
  1. They relied on agriculture to survive.
  2. they believed in one god.
  3. They believed in more than one god.
  4. They believed that some people were gods.
Grade 5 Mythology
Why did the Greeks create myths about their gods and goddesses?
  1. to explain events they could not understand
  2. to make their religion more exciting
  3. to teach their children how to be obedient
  4. to teach moral behaviors
Grade 5 Mythology
              Mt. Olympus               was the highest peak in Greece and also

was the home of the      12      most powerful gods. It was ruled by

       Zeus        who was the king of the gods.
Grade 5 Mythology
Greeks invented their gods to explain events that they did not understand.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mythology
This god / goddess has a three headed guard dog named Cerberus.           [Hades]          
Grade 5 Mythology
Each of these gods also had a name in roman mythology. Fill in the blank with the Roman name.

Artemis:         Diana        

Demeter:         Ceres        

Ares:        Mars       

Athena:           Minerva          
Grade 5 Mythology
Who was the king of the Greek gods?
Grade 5 Mythology
Poseidon was the god of the sea because he lost a fight with Zeus for control of the heavens.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Mythology
Why did Athens become known as the school of Greece?
  1. Athens had the best school system in the country.
  2. because Athena was the goddess of wisdom.
  3. The god of writing taught Athenians how to read and write.
Grade 5 Mythology
          Athens            is known as the birthplace for democracy.
Grade 5 Mythology
The story about Icarus, who flew using wings made of wax and feathers, is a         Greek        myth.
Grade 5 Mythology
Another name for gods & goddesses is           deities          
Grade 5 Mythology
Which god or goddess invented boxing and racing?
  1. Hermes
  2. Aphrodite
  3. Apollo
  4. Zeus
Grade 5 Mythology
Apollo was thought to have rode in his golden chariot in order to bring upon                .
  1. Daytime
  2. Nighttime
Grade 5 Mythology
               Peisistratus                was the tyrant who took over Athens. The          first          

time he failed, but succeeded the second time. He ruled with         honor         even

though he was still a tyrant. Just like Cypselus, he was known as a             peaceful             

tyrant. After his reign his son           Hippias           was a paranoid and

        cruel         tyrant. After Sparta helped to overthrow Hippias: a man named

              Cleisthenes               ruled Athens. He was responsible for creating

            democracy             in Athens.
Grade 5 Mythology
How did Greeks honor their gods?
  1. Using Oracles
  2. Using Altars
  3. Using Temples
  4. Patrons
Grade 5 Mythology
The Parthenon was built to honor which god or goddess?
  1. Athena
  2. Ares
  3. Demeter
  4. Artemis
Grade 5 Mythology
During the golden ages of Athens a man named            Pericles            ruled. He was a statesman for      30      year(s) until he died of a           plague.          
Grade 5 Mythology
             Pythagoras              made discoveries in geometry, he was a Greek mathematician.
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