Daedalus and Icarus (1)
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by Wendy Fishler
| 8 Questions
1
1
Based on paragraph 1, you can tell that a labyrinth is -
A - An island from which there is no escape
B - A place where monster come and go
C - A tunnel invisible from the ground
D - A maze of paths separated by high walls
2
1
What was Daedalus’s greatest mistake?
A - Not building an escape route out of the labyrinth
B - Disobeying one of the king’s orders
C - Telling the secret of the labyrinth to the king’s daughter
D - Neglecting to warn his son about the sun’s heat
3
1
Which word best describes Daedalus?
A - Treacherous
B - Clever
C - Demanding
D - Tolerant
4
1
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beg - v. 1. Ask for request, plead. 2. Avoid, evade, dodge, get around, escape.
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If the author wanted to replace the word begged in paragraph 2, what would be the most precise word to use from the thesaurus entry?
A - Requested
B - Avoided
C - Pleaded
D - Dodged
5
1
Which word in this myth has a root word that means “sensible and trustworthy”?
A - Unforgiving
B - Precautious
C - Irresponsibility
D - Disconsolate
6
1
Look at the chart. It shows a cause-and-effect relationship -

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_____________________________________________ - THE WAX OF HIS WINGS BEGAN TO MELT
(cause) (effect)

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What belongs in the space marked cause?
A - Icarus fell into the sea.
B - Icarus flew even higher.
C - Icarus flew perfectly well.
D - Icarus swooped and glided.
7
1
In the myth, Daedalus changes from becoming a brilliant inventor who served the king to a man who -
A - Fled a deadly fate to live in peace
B - Was forever held prisoner in his own invention
C - Escaped death only to find sadness
D - Betrayed his king for the love of his son
8
1
Which sentence is the best summary for this myth?
A - A man loses his son and must flee his home after he reveals an important secret.
B - A monster threatens to kill a man and his son until they find a way to escape.
C - A son refuses to listen to his father until it is too late.
D - A king seeks revenge on the man who helped a prisoner escape.
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