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Aquatic Mythology Quiz

A quiz on aquatic mythology and creatures (mermaids, nymphs and sirens). 10 Questions.

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Question 1 Photo

In Greek Mythology, who encountered the Sirens?

  • Jason and the Argonauts
  • Perseus
  • Odysseus
  • Poseidon

Question 2 Photo

In the Victorian times, why were Mermaids considered to be untrustworthy?

  • They were abnormal and ugly
  • They were associated with floods and shipwrecks
  • Women were jealous of the idea of their beauty.
  • Hans Christian Anderson's 'The Little Mermaid' ended in tragedy.

Question 3 Photo

Selkies, from Orkney Island Folklore, can take which forms?

  • Mermaid and Dolphin
  • Human and Seal
  • Squid and Human
  • Mermaid and Human

Question 4 Photo

Christopher Columbus claimed that he saw mermaids. What were they really?

  • Humpback Whales
  • Dugongs/Manatees
  • Dolphins
  • Survivors from a shipwreck

Question 5 Photo

What is the name given to a mythical, female, elemental being linked to water (such as a mermaid or nymph)?

  • Undine
  • Nereid
  • Dryad
  • Hydra

Question 6 Photo

Where is the original 'mermaid' myth believed to have come from?

  • Wales
  • Greece
  • Assyria
  • Denmark

Question 7 Photo

Is this True or False? In the original story of 'The Little Mermaid', by Hans Christian Anderson, the mermaid is nameless.

  • True
  • False
  • Her name is Ariel!
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Question 8 Photo

What is a Naiad in Greek Mythology?

  • A salt water nymph
  • A fresh water nymph
  • A young mermaid
  • A river spirit

Question 9 Photo

The child/children of a selkie and a human are born with what?

  • Blue Hair
  • Purple Eyes
  • The ability to cry at will
  • Webbed Fingers

Question 10 Photo

What was the name of the nymph that wouldn't allow Odysseus to leave her island for several years?

  • Circe
  • Eurydice
  • Calypso
  • Penelope