The Odyssey Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is happening in Lacedaemon when Telemachus arrives?
(a) Menelaus is celebrating a double marriage.
(b) Menelaus is celebrating the marriage of his daughter.
(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. According to Halitherses in Book 2, how long will Odysseus be gone before he returns to his friends and family?
(a) Seven years.
(b) Eighteen years.
(c) Twenty years.
(d) Ten years.

3. Who gets Telemachus' supplies of wine and barley for his quest?
(a) Athene.
(b) Mentor.
(c) Penelope.
(d) Eurycleia.

4. What announcement does Telemachus make to the suitors of his hall in Book 1?
(a) He's been visited by the goddess Athena, and they should change their ways.
(b) He's going to call a meeting of the assembly and formally ask the suitors to leave.
(c) He's going to go on a trip.
(d) His father is alive.

5. Calypso gives Odysseus many things to help him on his way including supplies for making his ship, provisions for his journey, and a(n) _____________.
(a) Gentle breeze.
(b) Rudder.
(c) Enchanted sail.
(d) Oarsmen.

Short Answer Questions

1. When does the magic cloud disperse from Odysseus?

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

3. Why does Nausicaa go to the river in Book 6?

4. Who led the group which wanted to leave Troy immediately after the war?

5. Telemachus is overrun with ________, who sponge off of him and his estate, making no amends.

(see the answer key)

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