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. In Book 3, Nestor pledges to sacrifice a gold-tipped _______________ in Athene's honor.
(a) Osprey.
(b) Bull.
(c) Spear.
(d) Heifer.

2. To whom does Odysseus pray while in the meadow awaiting the appropriate time to arrive at the palace in Book 6?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Athene.

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

4. What does Menelaus give to Telemachus when Telemachus politely refuses his other gifts?
(a) A polished car.
(b) A goodly cup.
(c) A well-wrought silver bowl.
(d) Soldiers with which to vanquish the suitors.

5. Who reads the sign given while Telemachus calls upon Zeus in Book 2?
(a) Halitherses.
(b) Eurymachus.
(c) Aegyptius.
(d) Mentor.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Athene reveal herself to the men gathered at Nestor's palace?

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. Who led the group which wanted to leave Troy immediately after the war?

4. What is Nestor doing when Telemachus arrives in Pylos?

5. Who gets Telemachus' supplies of wine and barley for his quest?

(see the answer key)

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