The Odyssey Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 is holding a funeral rite for his brother.
(d) Menelaus and his household are holding a feast in honor of the gods.

2. While Telemachus is in Lycaedaemon, what plan do the suitors devise to punish Telemachus for leaving?
(a) To steal all his goods.
(b) To kill him on the open sea.
(c) To take Penelope away.
(d) To discredit him in Ithaca.

3. Who killed Aegisthus for the murder of Agamemnon?
(a) Orestes.
(b) Menelaus.
(c) Atreus.
(d) Nestor.

4. In whose grove of poplar trees is Odysseus told to wait before approaching the palace in Book 6?
(a) Poseidon.
(b) Athene.
(c) Aphrodite.
(d) Zeus.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What color yarn does Nausicaa's mother spin?

2. Once Ino gives Odysseus help to survive Poseidon assault on the open sea, how many more days does Odysseus drift until he sees land?

3. How does Penelope keep from marrying one of the suitors?

4. While making announcements after Mentes' visit in Book 1, what else does Telemachus tell the suitors of his hall?

5. What sign is witnessed by the entire assembly when Telemachus calls upon Zeus for justice in Book 2?

(see the answer key)

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