Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which word best describes Odysseus' initial reaction when Calypso offers to help him in Book 5?
2. According to Nestor, who wanted the Achaeans to suffer on the way home from Troy?
3. What does Telemachus seek from the assembly above all?
4. Where is Poseidon coming from when he sees Odysseus on his raft in Book 5?
5. Odysseus and his men have just landed on an island after the lotus-eaters. Why does Odysseus leave this place the next morning?
Short Essay Questions
1. Which men support Telemachus at the assembly in Book 2? Why do they support him, and how are they treated by the others?
2. What relationship do the Phaecians have with the gods?
3. Describe the suitors' reaction to Telemachus calling a meeting of the assembly in Book 1.
4. What makes Eumaeus a loyal servant and friend?
5. Why is Eurymachus' offer of recompense not enough for Odysseus?
6. What causes Odysseus' crew to open Aeolus' gift?
7. What do the suitors think of Telemachus leaving Ithaca? What are their fears?
8. Why does Athene reveal her presence to Telemachus and Nestor in Book 3?
9. Describe the behavior of the suitors at the assembly in Book 2.
10. How does Euryalus insult Odysseus when the Phaeacians are engaging in sport?
The word odyssey is synonymous with journey. Explain why this is an appropriate title for the poem.
As one of the first epic poems of the Western world, The Odyssey is the model from which scholars have dissected and labeled other poems that have followed. Identify the poetic conventions of the epic poem, providing examples from the text to support its use as the model.
By personally intervening, Athena shows to Achaeans that both Odysseus and Telemachus are valuable. What does each man possess that is considered important among the Achaeans at this time? Use the text to support your answer.
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