Perseus: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

Perseus: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

Perseus was the son of Zeus and a human’s woman. He (1) _________ to be a strong young man, but his pride (2) _________ him almost to his death. He was tricked into vowing to (3) _________ the head of a hideous monster named Medusa. This monster had the form of a human, the scales of a lizard, the wings of a bird, and deadly snaky hair. She was not only frightening but dangerous as well; anyone who looked at her face would (4) _________ to stone. Perseus (5) _________ himself to an impossible task, but he had made his vow.

Fortunately, Perseus had the (6) _________ of two powerful gods, Hermes and Athena. Hermes gave Perseus winged sandals, a magic cap that made its wearer invisible, a sword that could not be broken, and a special pouch that could (7) _________ anything. From Athena, Perseus (8) _________ a shiny shield. The clever goddess told him to make his attack by looking at the reflection of Medusa in the shield. Thus he would not have to look (9) _________ at the monster and would not be turned to stone.

Perseus followed the advice of his two protectors. He donned the cap of invisibility and the winged sandals and flew, unseen by Medusa, right to the island where the monster sat. Taking care to look only at the reflection in Athena's shield, Perseus cut off Medusa's head and quickly (10) _________ it into the pouch. He flew back home with his prize and gave the head to the gods in (11) _________ for their help. Perseus had kept his vow.

A B C D
1 arose grew raised sprang
2 led followed caused entailed
3 acquire inquire reach earn
4 turn convert grow change
5 engaded devoted condemned committed
6 safety protection security insurance
7 carry devour hold absorb
8 collected possessed received earned
9 precisely straight ahead directly
10 fell dropped directed released
11 evaluation kindness gratitude assesment



1.B; 2.A; 3.A; 4.A; 5.D; 6.B; 7.C; 8.C; 9.D; 10.B; 11.C

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