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1. The Greek god Zeus was the god of ____?
a. Wisdom
b. War
c. The ocean
d. The sky and thunder
e. The underworld

2. Which of the following was NOT a symbol of the god Zeus?
a. The eagle
b. The trident
c. The lighting bolt
d. The bull
e. The oak tree

3. Who of the following was a famous son of Zeus?
a. Apollo
b. Hercules
c. Ares
d. Hermes
e. All of the above

4. What special power did Zeus get from the Cyclopes?
a. The ability to throw lighting bolts
b. Control over earthquakes
c. A helmet that could make him invisible
d. The ability to shape shift and disguise himself
e. Super speed

5. Who was Typhon?
a. The father of Zeus and five other Olympian gods
b. A Cyclops who assisted the Olympians in defeating the Titans
c. A monster that Zeus defeated and trapped under Mount Etna
d. One of the brothers of Zeus
e. A daughter of Zeus

6. What did Cronus do in order to keep his children from becoming too powerful and killing him?
a. He locked them in the Underworld
b. He swallowed them, keeping them prisoner in his stomach
c. He gave them to the Cyclopes as slaves
d. He made good friends with them and loved them
e. He took away their powers when they were young

7. What did the powerful older brothers of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, do while he was fighting the monster Typhon?
a. They cheered him on
b. They helped to fight the monster
c. They helped Typhon fight against Zeus
d. They were busy fighting the Titans
e. They ran and hid

8. Which Olympian goddess was Zeus married to?
a. Artemis
b. Athena
c. Aphrodite
d. Hera
e. Demeter

9. Why did Cronus not swallow Zeus?
a. Because he loved Zeus and wanted a son
b. Because his wife hid Zeus and had him raised by Nymphs
c. Because Zeus was too powerful when he was born
d. He did swallow Zeus, but he escaped
e. Because Cronus thought he would not taste good

10. True or False: Zeus was the youngest of three brothers. Poseidon and Hades were his older brothers.

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