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Chimera (mythology): Quiz

  
  

Question 1: In ________, the Chimera appears in the "Orientalizing" period that precedes Etruscan Archaic art; that is to say, very early indeed.
Etruscan languageEtruscan civilizationEtruscan originsEtruscan mythology

Question 2: The Chimera was one of the offspring of Typhon and Echidna and a sibling of such monsters as ________ and the Lernaean Hydra.
Greek mythologyCerberusHeraclesHades

Question 3: Sighting the Chimera was an omen of storms, shipwrecks, and ________ (particularly volcanoes).
TornadoHurricane KatrinaNatural disasterNatural hazard

Question 4: The vents emit burning ________ thought to be of metamorphic origin, which in ancient times were landmarks by which sailors could navigate.
OxygenMethanolPropaneMethane

Question 5: The Chimera finally was defeated by ________, with the help of Pegasus, at the command of King Iobates of Lycia.
ZeusGreek mythologyHeraclesBellerophon

Question 6: Her did Pegasus and noble Bellerophon slay"[5] The author of the Bibliotheca concurs:[6] descriptions agree that she breathed ________.
FlameFireCombustionWildfire

Question 7: While there are different genealogies, in one version the Chimera mated with her brother Orthrus and mothered the ________ and the Nemean lion (others have Orthrus and their mother, Echidna, mating; most attribute all to Typhon and Echidna).
Ancient EgyptAncient GreeceSphinxGreek mythology

Question 8: ________ cited Ctesias and quoted Photius identifying the Chimaera with an area of permanent gas vents which still can be found today by hikers on the Lycian Way in southwest Turkey.
Roman EmpireRoman NavyCastraPliny the Elder

Question 9: The Neo-Hittite Chimera from Carchemish, dated to 850-750 BCE, which is now housed in the ________[18] no doubt served as a basis for the Greek legend.
Alaca HöyükAnkaraMuseum of Anatolian CivilizationsTurkey
















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