Who aids Heracles in his self-immolation? (Page 537)
Who was the king of Oechalia with whom Heracles had a conflict? (Page 534)
What Greek hero did Heracles rescue from the Underworld? (Page 529)
Who wrote a "tragicomedy" around the conception of Heracles? (Page 521)
Who is the younger brother of Heracles? (Page 519)
Iole was: (Page 534)
a. a woman with whom Heracles fell in love
b. a boy who was raised as a girl
c. a nine-headed serpent
d. the mother of Iolaus
For the last of his twelve labors, Heracles had to: (Page 528)
a. kill Cerberus
b. beat Cerberus in a footrace
c. drag Cerberus from the Underworld
d. answer a riddle posed by Cerberus
Omphale was: (Page 535)
a. one of the Amazons
b. the woman to whom Heracles was sold as a slave for one year
c. the one who helped Heracles chase off the Stymphalian birds
d. Heracles' first wife
Nessus was: (Page 534)
a. a dragon killed by Heracles
b. one of Heracles' companions on the voyage of the Argonauts
c. a centaur who plotted Heracles' death
d. a servant of Heracles
Who helped Heracles fetch the Apples of the Hesperides? (Page 528)
Which is not one of Heracles' twelve labors? (Page 523-530)
a. the killing of the Nemean lion
b. the cleaning of the Augean stables
c. the capture of Cerberus
d. the slaughter of the giant Antaeus
Heracles experienced "death" by which of the following? (Page 536-537)
a. He had wounded Hera, so she killed him.
b. He had attempted to battle Apollo, and Zeus struck him with his thunderbolt.
c. He was engulfed in flames from a blood-soaked robe and then burned on a pyre.
d. He had tried to battle Hades himself and lost.
By besting the river-god Achelous, Heracles won the hand of: (Page 534)
Heracles missed the Argonaut expedition because: (Page 532)
a. He fell asleep, and when he awoke Jason had already set sail.
b. He was afraid of sea travel.
c. He had eaten so much, he almost sank the ship.
d. He lost track of time searching for his beloved Hylas.
Heracles spared the lives of the Cercopes, two mischievous dwarfs, because: (Page 531-532)
a. He didn't have the heart to kill those ill-matched for him.
b. They mad fun of his sunburnt behind and made him laugh.
c. Zeus had commanded him to let them go.
d. He found out that they were, in fact, his cousins.
The first of Heracles' twelve labors was the: (Page 523)
a. Stymphalian birds
b. Erymanthian boar
c. Mares of Diomedes
d. Nemean lion
Who were the descendants of Heracles? (Page 541)
a. the Teleboeans
b. the Achaeans
c. the Egyptians
d. the Heraclidae
With which city is Heracles' legend not particularly associated? (Page 538)
In which labor did Hercules face a huge crab and have the aid of Iolaus? (Page 523)
a. the Cerynean Hind
b. the Erymanthian Boar
c. the Lernaean Hydra
d. the Stymphalian Birds
What is the Greek word for labor or contest? (Page 523)
Heracles was to serve Eurystheus for twelve years, during which her performed his twelve labors for what offense? (Page 523)
a. He had insulted Hera.
b. He had tried to rob Eurystheus of his kingship.
c. He had lied about his parentage.
d. He had killed his wife and children in a mad rage.
Heracles lay with the fifty daughters of: (Page 522)
Which tutor did Heracles kill? (Page 522)
a. Linus, his music teacher
b. Amphitryon, his chariot-driving instructor
c. Autolycus, his wrestling coach
d. Eurytus, his archery instructor
Who were Heracles' real parents? (Page 519)
a. Alcmena and Amphitryon
b. Alcmena and Zeus
c. Hera and Iphicles
d. Hera and Zeus
Where is Heracles' traditional birthplace? (Page 519)