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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What will the winner of the beggars' fight in Book 18 get from the suitors?
2. How do the suitors view the fight between the two beggars in Book 18?
3. In addition to Odysseus and Penelope, who knew the secret of the bed?
4. Why does Odysseus find sleep difficult in his home in Book 20?
5. Among the suitors, who tried to use the bow first?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Evaluate Odysseus as hero. Is he a worthy hero or is he too selfish? Use evidence from the text to support your position.
Essay Topic 2
Odysseus is gone from home for a long time. He experiences more than most men. Dissect his journey and analyze its parts. Which part of his journey could he have changed easily and, thereby, returned home sooner? Why?
Essay Topic 3
This poem contains the stories of five pairs of husbands and wives. Explain what is to be learned about marriage from each pair. This should also include a discussion of the roles of men and women.
This section contains 301 words
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