The Odyssey Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 14.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What color yarn does Nausicaa's mother spin?
(a) Sea purple.
(b) Meadow green.
(c) Sky blue.
(d) Sun-drenched gold.

2. How many youths are chosen for the black ship that Alcinous will provide Odysseus?
(a) 42.
(b) 52.
(c) 22.
(d) 50.

3. In which contest in Book 8 does Odysseus first outstrip all others?
(a) Discus.
(b) Running.
(c) Archery.
(d) Boxing.

4. What is Nausicaa's greatest concern for the trip back to her father's house from the river?
(a) She's worried that Odysseus will get lost.
(b) She's worried that Odysseus will act immodestly, causing her shame.
(c) She's worried about her reputation.
(d) She's worried that Odysseus isn't strong enough to make it.

5. Which of his six remaining sons does Nestor send with Telemachus in Book 3?
(a) Peisistratus.
(b) Perseus.
(c) Thrasymedes.
(d) Arteus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Menelaus late returning from Troy?

2. In what state do the Nausicaa's women, who are playing a game while waiting for the clothes to dry, find the sheltering Odysseus?

3. What does Odysseus receive from the thirteen kings of Phaecia?

4. Athene instructs Nestor to help Telemachus on the next leg of his journey. What does he supply?

5. How does Eumaeus describe the suitors actions?

(see the answer key)

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