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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which suitor has a "bad feeling" after Odysseus the beggar tries to warn him of impending danger in Book 18?

2. How does Eumaeus greet Telemachus upon his return in Book 16?

3. How does Eumaeus describe the suitors actions?

4. What caused Telemachus to disband the feast after the fight of Irus and Odysseus the beggar?

5. When Eurymachus' negotiations fail, what plan do the suitors make to escape from Odysseus' palace alive?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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