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Myths and Legends


L.O. Reading comprehension A
Apollo and the Chimera
Read the given text carefully with your teacher, then answer the questions using
joined cursive writing in full sentences.
1. What was Apollo’s main job before he found the Chimera?
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2. What verb describes how Apollo was feeling when he found out that Athena was
gone?
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3. Describe the way the Chimera killed the heroic men who travelled to kill it.
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4. What three gifts did Zeus give Apollo to help in his quest?
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5. Zeus told Apollo how to kill the Chimera. Copy the part of the sentence that told
him how to kill it.
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6. Why did Apollo not stand still as he fought the Chimera?
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7. Which of the three gifts helped free Athena and what was special about it?
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8. How do you think Athena was feeling when she was in the tower? Why was this?
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