Roman Gods Quiz

 

Gods & Rome Quiz – What do you know? Test your knowledge of Roman religion with this quick quiz.

(Discover more facts about the Roman gods here: Gods & Rome – Religion in Rome.)

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The Greek gods. Artist: Wenceslas Hollar, PD image.




True or False?

1. The Romans believed that all the gods were a part of one big family and lived on Mount Olympus.

 True

 False

2. The Roman god Jupiter was the king of all the gods and goddesses.

 True

 False

3. Jupiter’s father was Neptune.

 True

 False

4. Neptune ruled the underworld and Pluto ruled the sea.

 True

 False

5. In Greek myths, the counterpart of the Roman god Jupiter was Poseidon.

 True

 False

6. The wife of Jupiter and the queen of all the gods was Juno.

 True

 False

7. A giant three-headed dog called Cerberus guarded the gates to the underworld.

 True

 False

8. The roman god of war was Mars.

 True

 False

9. Venus was the goddess of love and beauty and mother of cupid.

 True

 False

10. Bacchus was the messenger of the gods.

 True

 False

11. Vulcan was the ugliest of the gods, yet he was married to the most beautiful goddess of all – Venus.

 True

 False

12. Vulcan made metal robots that served the gods and their favored mortals.

 True

 False

13. Vulcan made the first woman from clay, she was called Daphne.

 True

 False

14. Minerva was the goddess of wisdom, science and war.

 True

 False

15. Minerva was said to have sprung, fully-grown and completely armed from the head of Mars.

 True

 False




Answers to the Gods & Rome Quiz:

1. True.
2. True.
3. False. Jupiter’s father was Saturn.
4. False. Pluto ruled the underworld and Neptune ruled the sea.
5. False. In Greek myths, the counterpart of the Roman god Jupiter was Zeus.
6. True.
7. True.
8. True.
9. True.
10. False. Bacchus was the god of wine and merry-making and Mercury was the messenger of the gods.
11. True.
12. True.
13. False. Vulcan did make the first woman from clay, but she was called Pandora.
14. True.
15. False. Minerva was said to have sprung, fully-grown and completely armed from Jupiter’s head.

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