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. Who helps Telemachus procure a ship and crew to begin his quest?
(a) Athene.
(b) Halitherses.
(c) Laertes.
(d) Mentor.

2. When does the magic cloud disperse from Odysseus?
(a) Before he gets to the castle.
(b) When he throws his arms around Arete's knees.
(c) When he enters the castle.
(d) While he stares at the abundant garden.

3. What is happening in Lacedaemon when Telemachus arrives?
(a) Menelaus is celebrating the marriage of his daughter.
(b) Menelaus is celebrating a double marriage.
(c) Menelaus and his household are holding a feast in honor of the gods.
(d) Menelaus is holding a funeral rite for his brother.

4. Why was Menelaus late returning from Troy?
(a) They endured rough seas and wind.
(b) His pilot died.
(c) They were pirating.
(d) All of the answers are correct.

5. How many times has the meeting of the assembly occurred since Odysseus left?
(a) Five times.
(b) It doesn't say.
(c) Once.
(d) Ten times.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Nausicaa, to whom should Odysseus first appeal when he gets to the court in Book 6?

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

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

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

5. Why does Athena speak to Nausicaa in her dreams?

(see the answer key)

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