The Odyssey Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Telemachus is overrun with ________, who sponge off of him and his estate, making no amends.
(a) Suitors.
(b) Sailors.
(c) Soldiers.
(d) Relatives.

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

3. While making announcements after Mentes' visit in Book 1, what else does Telemachus tell the suitors of his hall?
(a) He will be King of Ithaca.
(b) Odysseus is alive, and he's going to find him.
(c) Odysseus is dead.
(d) They can stay as long as they like.

4. How did Odysseus anger the god(dess) who seeks to punish him in Book 1?
(a) He poked a cyclops' eye out.
(b) He killed his own crew.
(c) He slaughtered some horses.
(d) He failed to make a proper sacrifice.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Telemachus going during this journey?

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

3. Where does Telemachus stay when Nestor's feast is over?

4. In addition to offering advice, what else does Mentes from Taphos give to Telemachus?

5. What is the purpose of Telemachus' quest?

(see the answer key)

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