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. When does the magic cloud disperse from Odysseus?
(a) Before he gets to the castle.
(b) While he stares at the abundant garden.
(c) When he throws his arms around Arete's knees.
(d) When he enters the castle.

2. Who first notices Odysseus' clothes in Alcinous' house?
(a) Nausicaa.
(b) Laodamas.
(c) Alcinous.
(d) Arete.

3. With which hero did Odysseus first speak in Hades?
(a) Ajax.
(b) Hercules.
(c) Agamemnon.
(d) Achilles.

4. Athene instructs Nestor to help Telemachus on the next leg of his journey. What does he supply?
(a) Nestor gives Telemachus another ship and one of his sons.
(b) Nestor gives Telemachus horses and one of his sons.
(c) Nestor gives Telemachus treasure, a map and one of his sons.
(d) Nestor gives Telemachus supplies and a guide.

5. How does Penelope keep from marrying one of the suitors?
(a) She uses sickness and excuses.
(b) She employs piety and sacrifice.
(c) She practices prophecy and witchcraft.
(d) She uses cunning and craft.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Book 7, why does Athena cloak Odysseus in clouds on his walk to the palace?

2. Where did Nestor last see Odysseus?

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

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

5. Why did Odysseus and Ajax fight?

(see the answer key)

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