Theseus and the Minotaur – 2 Questions & Answers

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Theseus and the Minotaur – 2 Questions & Answers

Word Galaxy

  • Spectators – the people who watch
  • Bellow – a loud, deep roar
  • Plead – request
  • Dodge – move quickly out of the way
  • Flee – run away

Question 1: What were the spectators doing?

Answer: The spectators had gathered at the court to see the prisoners.

Question 2: Who was Ariadne and why did she look sad and sorrowful?

Answer: Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She looked sad and sorrowful because of the fate of the unfortunate prisoners.

Question 3: Who was the first one to be thrown to the Minotaur? Why did the king take the decision to throw him first?

Answer: Theseus was the first one to be thrown to the Minotaur. The king found Theseus to be courageous and wanted to see how far his courage would help him in fighting with Minotaur. So, he took this decision.

Question 4: Was Ariadne happy with her father’s decision? What did she do at night?

Answer: No, Ariadne was not happy with her father’s decision. At night, she quietly slipped out of her room and hurried to Theseus’s cell to save his life from the monster.

Theseus and the Minotaur – 2 Questions & Answers

Question 5: In what way did Ariadne help Theseus kill the beast?

Answer: Ariadne helped Theseus by telling him the secret of maze is to turn always to the right. She also gave a ball of thread and advised him to tie it at the entrance and unwind it as he would go to lead his way to the monster.

Question 6: Describe the physical appearance of the monster?

Answer: It was a mighty monster. Its horns looked like sharpened spears and teeth were long and pointed. It had the body of a man and the head of a bull.

Question 7: What did Theseus do to save his countrymen?

Answer: Theseus woke his countrymen from the prison and led them to the shore. They found a boat, got in and took the boat to Athens.

Question 8: Write True or False:

(a) Many spectators had gathered at the court to see them – True
(b) People around her were talking and weeping – False
(c) Theseus was not able to kill Minotaur – False
(d) Ariadne felt sad to hear her father’s words – True
(e) Theseus and Ariadne woke their friends and led them to the shore – True

Question 9: Fill in the blanks:

(a) The prisoners were taken to the capital and presented before the king.
(b) I want to see how far your courage will help you.
(c) She handed him a sword and a ball of the thread.
(d) He took the right passage as Ariadne had advised him.
(e) Theseus and Ariadne woke their friends and led them to the shore.

So, these were Theseus and the Minotaur – 2 Questions & Answers.