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. Where does Calypso find Odysseus to tell him the news of his ordered release in Book 5?
(a) He's crying on the beach.
(b) He's in her grotto asleep.
(c) He's out in the forest building a hut.
(d) He's swimming.

2. What does Mentes tell Telemachus in Book 1 that he must do?
(a) Thrust the suitors from the house.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Go on a quest.
(d) Make Penelope decide about marriage.

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

4. What does Telemachus seek from the assembly above all?
(a) Help.
(b) Supplies.
(c) Advice.
(d) Justice.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom does Odysseus pray while in the meadow awaiting the appropriate time to arrive at the palace in Book 6?

2. What announcement does Telemachus make to the suitors of his hall in Book 1?

3. What is the purpose of Telemachus' quest?

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

5. What is Nausicaa's greatest concern for the trip back to her father's house from the river?

(see the answer key)

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