WONDER #2640: Could King Midas Really Turn What He Touched Into Gold?

Question 1 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. Be careful what you wish for.
  2. The real King Midas was very wealthy and lived on the Pactolus River.
  3. Many stories from Greek mythology are still popular today.
  4. The legendary King Midas asked for the ability to turn everything he touched into gold, but he was also based on a real king.

Question 2 of 3

In the legend of King Midas, the Greek god(dess) ___________ gave him the ability to turn what he touched into gold.

  1. Persephone
  2. Dionysus
  3. Apollo
  4. Artemis

Question 3 of 3

In some versions of the story, everything King Midas touched remained gold even after he bathed in the Pactolus River as a reminder of the effects of his ________.

  1. greed
  2. envy
  3. gluttony
  4. wrath

Check your answers online at https://www.wonderopolis.org/index.php/wonder/Could-Midas-Really-Turn-What-He-Touched-Into-Gold.