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. According to Book 4, who did Menelaus capture?
(a) Athena.
(b) Proteus.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Eidothea.

2. In which contest in Book 8 does Odysseus first outstrip all others?
(a) Archery.
(b) Running.
(c) Boxing.
(d) Discus.

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

4. What does Aeolus give Odysseus in Book 10?
(a) A sack holding the winds.
(b) A warning.
(c) A talent of gold.
(d) A nine year ox.

5. According to Halitherses in Book 2, how long will Odysseus be gone before he returns to his friends and family?
(a) Ten years.
(b) Eighteen years.
(c) Seven years.
(d) Twenty years.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. With which hero did Odysseus first speak in Hades?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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