The Odyssey Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Nestor tell Telemachus about his relationship with Odysseus?
(a) They never spoke those nine years at war.
(b) They never differed at council during the war.
(c) They never agreed at council during the war.
(d) They never fought side by side during the war.

2. Who first notices Odysseus' clothes in Alcinous' house?
(a) Laodamas.
(b) Alcinous.
(c) Arete.
(d) Nausicaa.

3. What skill are Phaecian men skilled beyond others?
(a) Speaking.
(b) Farming.
(c) Sailing.
(d) Fighting.

4. Where did Nestor last see Odysseus?
(a) Tendos.
(b) Egypt.
(c) Psyria.
(d) Troy.

5. Penelope learns about the suitors' plan for Telemachus from a page, but what does she learn from her sister's phantom?
(a) Telemachus is guided by Athene.
(b) Telemachus is wise beyond his years.
(c) Telemachus isn't coming back.
(d) Telemachus is bringing an army.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Menelaus first reveal regarding Odysseus when Telemachus tells Menelaus who he is and the purpose of his visit?

2. Who reads the sign given while Telemachus calls upon Zeus in Book 2?

3. How did Odysseus appear after his bath in Book 6?

4. Who killed Aegisthus for the murder of Agamemnon?

5. According to Book 4, who did Menelaus capture?

(see the answer key)

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