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Heroic Characteristics in "Perseus"

Polydectes is able to trick Perseus into battling Medusa because of Perseus’s
excessive pride

Which excerpt from “Perseus” best represents a characteristic of a Greek hero?
[Athena and Hermes] told him which one was Medusa and that was important, for she alone of the three could be killed; the other two were immortal.

Which story event in “Perseus” best shows that the ancient Greeks valued intelligence?
Athena gives Perseus a mirror so he does not look directly at Medusa.

Embarrassed when he lacks a gift for Polydectes’s bride, Perseus proclaims that he will provide the best wedding gift conceivable. By doing so, Perseus’s forgets to value
aidos, or modesty and humility.

Read the excerpt from “Persues.”

Each guest, as was customary, brought a gift for the bride-to-be, except Perseus alone. He had nothing he could give. He was young and proud and keenly mortified. He stood up before them all and did exactly what the King had hoped he would do, declared that he would give him a present better than any there. He would go off and kill Medusa and bring back her head as his gift. Nothing could have suited the King better. No one in his senses would have made such a proposal. Medusa was one of the Gorgons.

Which statement best describes a characteristic of a Greek hero displayed by Perseus?

He has too much pride and confidence in his abilities.

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

Fate willed it—or perhaps Zeus, who up to now had done little for his love and his child—that they should be discovered by a good man, a fisherman named Dictys. He came upon the great box and broke it open and took the pitiful cargo home to his wife who was as kind as he. They had no children and they cared for Danaë and Perseus as if they were their own.

This excerpt best shows that the ancient Greeks valued

kindness and generosity.

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

He waited beside her until the great snake came for its prey; then he cut its head off just as he had the Gorgon’s. The headless body dropped back into the water; Perseus took Andromeda to her parents and asked for her hand, which they gladly gave him.

Based on this excerpt, what is most likely true about ancient Greek marriage rituals?

The groom had to ask the bride’s parents for permission to marry her.

Read the excerpt from “Persues.”

He announced that he was about to be married, and he called his friends together for a celebration, including Perseus in the invitation. Each guest, as was customary, brought a gift for the bride-to-be, except Perseus alone.

Which aspect of Greek life does this excerpt reveal?

that people gave gifts to the woman getting married

When Cepheus consents to give his daughter Andromeda to the sea serpent, it reflects the ancient Greek values of
sacrifice and humility.

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

The Ethiopians were being devoured in numbers by the serpent; and, learning from the oracle that they could be freed from the pest only if Andromeda were offered up to it, they forced Cepheus, her father, to consent. When Perseus arrived the maiden was on a rocky ledge by the sea, chained there to wait for the coming of the monster.

In this excerpt, readers learn that (sacrifice) is an accepted practice in ancient Greek life.

Perseus best proves he is a hero with great fighting skills by
taking the Grey Woman’s eyeball.

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

This radiant personage [Hermes] told [Perseus] that before he attacked Medusa he must first be properly equipped, and that what he needed was in the possession of the nymphs of the North. To find the nymphs’ abode, they must go to the Gray Women who alone could tell them the way.

Which characteristics of a Greek hero are shown in this excerpt? Check all that apply.

that people made a living by fishing

Read the excerpt from “Perseus.”

Fate willed it—or perhaps Zeus, who up to now had done little for his love and his child—that they should be discovered by a good man, a fisherman named Dictys. He came upon the great box and broke it open and took the pitiful cargo home to his wife who was as kind as he. They had no children and they cared for Danaë and Perseus as if they were their own.

What aspect of Greek life does the excerpt show?

that people made a living by fishing

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