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 is Poseidon coming from when he sees Odysseus on his raft in Book 5?
(a) Libya.
(b) Ethiopia.
(c) Egypt.
(d) Mt. Olympus.

2. What does Ino give Odysseus to save his life when he loses his raft to Poseidon?
(a) A veil.
(b) A magic sail.
(c) A ride on dolphins.
(d) A raft.

3. As a result of the meeting of the assembly in Book 2, what do the suitors decide to do?
(a) Continue behaving as they have been.
(b) To court other women, too.
(c) It's time to go home.
(d) It's time to give something back to Telemachus and his estate.

4. According to Nestor, who wanted the Achaeans to suffer on the way home from Troy?
(a) Poseidon.
(b) Kronos.
(c) Athene.
(d) Zeus.

5. In Book 1, who seeks to punish Odysseus interminably?
(a) Poseidon.
(b) Athene.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Hermes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Nestor last see Odysseus?

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

3. Why were Menelaus and his ships stuck for 20 days?

4. In order to tell Telemachus of Odysseus' fate, where does Menelaus' tale begin?

5. Having left Ogygia and survived Poseidon's attack, what is Odysseus' new problem, now that he spots land?

(see the answer key)

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