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

2. How long have the suitors been coming to Odysseus' home?
(a) Four years.
(b) More than three years.
(c) A couple of years.
(d) Six years.

3. Who interrupts Phemius' sad song of the Achaeans in Book 1?
(a) Mentes.
(b) Telemachus.
(c) Penelope.
(d) Antinous.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ino give Odysseus to save his life when he loses his raft to Poseidon?

2. When captured by Menelaus, who had been stuck for 20 days, what did this being reveal to him to get his freedom?

3. To which goddess does Odysseus compare Nausicaa in Book 6?

4. Where is Telemachus going during this journey?

5. Which word best describes Odysseus' initial reaction when Calypso offers to help him in Book 5?

(see the answer key)

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