METAMORPHOSIS QUESTIONS ANSWERS MARKS-2
Q.1. What deceptive image did Jupiter assume at the beginning of the III rd book?
Ans. The deceptive image that Jupiter took at the beginning of the IIIrd book was
that of a bull.
Q.2. What choice did Agenor give Cadmus?
Ans. Agenor told Cadmus that either he finds Europa or he goes into exile from
Q.3. Why could Cadmus not find Europa?
Ans. Cadmus could not find Europa because no one can find something that has taken away.
Q.4. Whom did Cadmus consult regarding his settlement?
Ans. Cadmus consulted Apollo’s oracle.
Q.5. Who guided Cadmus’s path?
Ans. A cow that has never been yoked or harnessed to a plough guided the path of Cadmus.
Q.6. What were the name of the city and the name of the place that Cadmus would settle in?
Ans. The name of the city and the name of place where Cadmus would settle was Thebes and Boeotia respectively.
Q.7. What was the name of the cave where Apollo’s oracle lived?
Ans. The name of the cave where Apollo’s oracle lived was Castalian.
Q.8. Describe the chasm after Ovid.
Ans. Amidst the Encino wood, there was a rift which was full of bushes and willow trees and framed by stone and full of springs.
Q.9. Which animal was concealed in the cave? To which God was it sacred?
Ans. A snake was concealed in the cave and it was sacred to Mars.
Q.10. Who or what killed the friends of Cadmus?
Ans. The snake killed the friends of Cadmus.
Q.11. What is the name of the constellation mentioned in the IIIrd book of Metamorphosis?
Ans. The name of the constellation that is mentioned in the IIIrd book of Metamorphosis is Bear (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor).
Q.12. What is Styx?
Ans. Styx or Lethe is the name of a river in hell. It is also known as the river of forgetfulness.
Q.13. Why was Cadmus exiled? Who exiled him?
Ans. Cadmus was exiled because he could not find his sister Europa. His father Agenor exiled him,
14.How many soldiers were alive at the end of the battle? Name one of them.
Ans. Only five soldiers were left alive after the end of the battle. Echion was one of them.
Q.15. Who was Actaeon?
Ans. Actaeon was the grandson of Cadmus.
Q.16. What was the name of the valley?
Ans. The name of the valley was Gargaphie.
Q.17. Who was Diana?
Ans. Diana was the moon goddess. She is also the goddess of chastity.
Q.18. Whom did Jupiter depose with the help of the lightning?
Ans. Jupiter deposed Thyphoues with the help of the lightening.
Q.19. Who gave Jupiter and other gods their weapons?
Ans. Cyclops gave Jupiter and other gods their weapons.
Q.20. Why did Juno punish Semele? Who was Semele?
Ans. Juno punished Semele because she was pregnant with the child of Jupiter. Semele was Cadmus’ daughter.
Q.21. In what disguise did Juno come to Semele?
Ans. Juno disguised herself as an old woman and as the Epidaurian nurse of Semele.
Q.22. What was the name of Semele’s child?
Ans. The name of Semele’s child was Bacchus.
Q.23. How was Bacchus born?
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