Daedalus and Icarus (2)
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by Wendy Fishler
| 8 Questions
1
1 pt
What words in paragraph 1, help you figure out the meaning of the word labyrinth?
A - Very clever - no possible escape
B - No possible escape - gigantic maze
C - Ancient times - very clever
D - Gigantic maze - ancient times
2
1 pt
What was Icarus’s greatest mistake?
A - Being caught by King Minos
B - Not believing his father's warning
C - No helping his father make the wings
D - Flying too fast
3
1 pt
Which word best describes Icarus?
A - Obedient
B - Skillful
C - Worried
D - Foolish
4
1 pt
Ariadne, unwilling to see the man she loved sacrificed to the maze and the Minotaur, went to Daedalus and begged him to tell her the secret of the labyrinth.
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Which of the following words uses the prefix un- the same way as in the word unwilling?
A - Under
B - Unhappy
C - Until
D - Union
5
1 pt
Which word in this myth has a root word that means “using great care”?
A - Unforgiving
B - Precautious
C - Irresponsibility
D - Disconsolate
6
1 pt
Look at the chart. It shows a cause-and-effect relationship -

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THESEUS LEFT A TRAIL OF THREAD - ___________________________________________________
(cause) (effect)

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What belongs in the space marked cause?
A - He defeated the Minotaur
B - He was in love with Ariadne
C - He was able to escape the labyrinth
D - He fooled King Minos
7
1 pt
In paragraph 8, Icarus can bes be described as -
A - Responsible
B - Hard Working
C - Reckless
D - Skilled
8
1 pt
Which sentence would NOT belong in a summary for this myth?
A - The inventor escaped but his son did not survive.
B - The king became angry and imprisoned the inventor and his son.
C - The king's daughter was in love with one of the prisoners.
D - A brilliant inventor helped a king with a plan for imprisoning his enemies.
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