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Cupid and Psyche
Cupid and Psyche
  • True/False
  • Monster-in-Law

Cupid and Psyche: Monster-in-Law True or False

1. 1. Who is Psyche? -> c. She's the love of Cupid's life.
2. 2. Why does Venus hate Psyche? -> a. Because she's so hot that she makes men forget to worship Venus.
3. 3. What does Venus do to get revenge on Psyche? -> d. She sends Cupid to prick Psyche with an arrow, so that she'll fall in love with a hideous monster.
4. 4. What happens when Cupid goes to carry out Venus' orders and sees Psyche? -> a. He is so taken with her beauty that he accidentally pokes himself with his arrow.
5. 5. What does the Oracle tell Psyche's parents to do? -> a. The Oracle tells her parents to send her to boarding school.
6. 6. After Psyche is abandoned by her parents, who carries Psyche away to a field? -> d. Zephyrus, the west wind
7. 7. What do Psyche's sisters convince her to do? -> d. They convince her to give them all of her riches and possessions.
8. 8. Why does Cupid get so angry with Psyche? -> a. He realizes she's only pretending to be immortal.
9. 9. What happens to Psyche's sisters? -> c. They jump off a mountaintop, hoping that Zephyrus will carry them away and deliver them to handsome husbands.
10. 10. What does Ceres advise Psyche to do? -> d. She suggests that Psyche become Medusa's intern.
11. 11. What is the first task that Venus orders Psyche to do? -> b. She orders Psyche to go borrow some beauty from Proserpine (Persephone) in the underworld.
12. 12. What is the second task that Venus orders Psyche to do? -> c. Psyche must eat a bull's heart raw.
13. 13. What is the third task that Venus orders Psyche to do? -> d. Psyche must transform herself into a laurel tree.
14. 14. Who is Charon? -> a. He is the ferryman of the underworld.
15. 15. Who is Cerberus? -> a. Psyche's oldest sister
16. 16. What happens when Psyche opens the box that Proserpine (Persephone) gives her? -> b. She unleashes all of the evils of the world, but Hope remains in the box.
17. 17. What happens after Psyche delivers the box safely to Venus? -> b. Zeus invites Psyche to Olympus where he makes her immortal.
18. 18. What is Psyche the goddess of? -> a. Curiosity
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