2What genre is “Hercules’ Quest?” “Hercules’ Quest” is a myth. It is an imaginative story that tells what people in the past believed. It includes gods andgoddesses, and super-natural characters.
3From what point of view is “Hercules’ Quest” told? “Hercules’ Quest” is told from a third person point of view. The narrator is not part of the story.
4Who is jealous of Zeus’ attention to Hercules? Hera is jealous of the attention that Zeus gives to Hercules, and wants to do him harm. She tried to kill him when he was ababy. She then uses herpower to make Hercules do dishonorable things so thathe will disappoint Zeus.
5What does Zeus do to help Hercules regain his honor? Zeus sends Hercules to serve King Eurystheus and keep the kingdom’s people safe from the dangers that surrounded the kingdom.
6What three tasks must Hercules perform for King Eurysthesus? Hercules must kill the Nemean Lion. He must also kill the Hydra. His third task is to get apples from the Garden of theHesperides, which areguarded by a ferociousdragon.
7Why might a task be compared to “killing the Nemean Lion?” A task that seems impossible might be compared to “killing the Nemean Lion.”
8In which task did Hercules need to use cleverness? Hercules needed to use cleverness during his third task. He had to get Atlas to take the world back so that Hercules was notstuck holding it forever.
9What lesson does “Hercules’ Quest” teach us? “Hercules’ Quest” shows that determination, perseverance, and smart use of resources can help to conquer what might seem tobe impossible tasks.
10How are “Hercules’ Quest” and “Zomo’s Friends” alike? “Hercules’ Quest” and “Zomo’s Friends” are both fiction. They are both written in third-person. Both Hercules and Zomomust perform three tasks.
11Match the adages and proverbs to their meanings: A stitch in time saves ninecross that bridge when you come to ita bird in the hand is worth two in the bushdon’t bite off more than you can chewdon’t take more responsibility than you can handledon’t worry about something until you need todon’t risk what you already havedo things now that will help you later