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. Where is Telemachus going during this journey?
(a) Sparta and Pylos.
(b) Sparta and Taphos.
(c) Pylos and Ephryra.
(d) Ephyra and Crete.

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

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

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

5. Why were Menelaus and his ships stuck for 20 days?
(a) He failed to make a proper sacrifice.
(b) He was disoriented.
(c) He wanted to acquire more treasure.
(d) No winds stirred.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Halitherses in Book 2, how long will Odysseus be gone before he returns to his friends and family?

2. Who helps Telemachus procure a ship and crew to begin his quest?

3. In Book 7, why does Athena cloak Odysseus in clouds on his walk to the palace?

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

5. How long have the suitors been coming to Odysseus' home?

(see the answer key)

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