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Question 1:
Who of the following is a parent of Uranus (mythology)?
P. H. O'Conor
Gaia or Nyx
Denise Frogatt
Jessie Lenore Weir

Question 2: Only ________, youngest and most ambitious of the Titans, was willing: he ambushed his father and castrated him, casting the severed testicles into the sea.
CronusZeusRhea (mythology)Oceanus

Question 3: Uranus imprisoned Gaia's youngest children in ________, deep within Earth, where they caused pain to Gaia.

Question 4: His equivalent in ________ was Caelus, likewise from caelum the Latin word for "sky".
Roman mythologyAncient RomePontifex MaximusRoman festivals

Question 5: All the offspring of Uranus are fathered upon Gaia, save ________ and the Erinyes, born when Cronus castrated him and cast his severed genitalia into the sea (Thalassa).
AresAphroditeGreek mythologyApollo

Question 6: Under the influence of the philosophers, ________, in De Natura Deorum ("The Nature of the Gods"), claims that he was the offspring of the ancient gods Aether and Hemera, Air and Day.
Julius CaesarCiceroPompeyMark Antony

Question 7: From the blood which spilled from Uranus onto the Earth came forth the Gigantes, the three avenging Furies, the Erinyes, the Meliae, the ash-tree ________, and according to some, the Telchines.

Question 8: From the genitals in the sea came forth ________.
AphroditeAresApolloGreek mythology

Question 9: Knapped flints as cutting edges were set in wooden or bone sickles in the late Neolithic, before the onset of the ________.
Bronze AgeDeverel-Rimbury cultureBronze Age BritainAncient Near East

Question 10: Uranus (pronounced /ˈjʊərənəs, jʊˈreɪnəs/) is the ________ form of Ouranos (Οὐρανός), the Greek word for sky (a cognate of the English word air).
Vulgar LatinRoman EmpireLatinOld Latin

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