The Odyssey Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What skill are Phaecian men skilled beyond others?
(a) Sailing.
(b) Farming.
(c) Speaking.
(d) Fighting.

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

3. When sadness grips the feasting in her hall, causing Menelaus and his visitors to cry in remembrance of friends lost in Troy, what does Helen do to the wine?
(a) She adds herbs to sweeten it.
(b) She pours it for the men.
(c) She warms it.
(d) She adds a drug.

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

5. What is Nausicaa's greatest concern for the trip back to her father's house from the river?
(a) She's worried that Odysseus will get lost.
(b) She's worried that Odysseus isn't strong enough to make it.
(c) She's worried about her reputation.
(d) She's worried that Odysseus will act immodestly, causing her shame.

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. Who went disguised as a page in Book 8 throughout the town, encouraging people to hear about the stranger?

3. What does Odysseus receive from the thirteen kings of Phaecia?

4. Which of his six remaining sons does Nestor send with Telemachus in Book 3?

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

(see the answer key)

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