The Adventures of Ulysses Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Persephone?
(a) Morpheus' wife.
(b) Morpheus' sister.
(c) Morpheus's aunt.
(d) Morpheus' daughter.

2. Who defeats Troy in an invasion?
(a) The Romans.
(b) The Homerics.
(c) The Greeks.
(d) The Olympians.

3. What is the name of the island Ulysses lands on in Section 6?
(a) The Island of the Morning Star.
(b) The Island of Calm.
(c) The Island of the Winds.
(d) The Island of the Racing Sun.

4. What fruit does Eris bring with her to the wedding she attends uninvited?
(a) A lemon.
(b) A passion fruit.
(c) An apple.
(d) A pear.

5. What do the giants want with Ulysses' men?
(a) To murder them.
(b) To eat them.
(c) To send them away.
(d) To enslave them.

6. Whom does Aeolus dislike?
(a) Ulysses.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Polyphemus.
(d) Poseidon.

7. What does Aeolus send to set Ulysses' ships off course?
(a) A tidal wave.
(b) A storm.
(c) A gale.
(d) A whirlpool.

8. How many men are sent out to scout the island in Section 6?
(a) Three.
(b) Ten.
(c) Five.
(d) Twenty.

9. What do Ulysses' men notice about the animals at the castle?
(a) The animals are unfriendly.
(b) The animals have human eyes.
(c) The animals walk upright.
(d) The animals are sickly.

10. Where do Ulysses' men sleep in Libya?
(a) In a town square.
(b) Within a jungle.
(c) In a field.
(d) On the shore.

11. What does Ulysses dream about in Section 5?
(a) The Trojan war.
(b) His wife and son.
(c) The Elysian Fields.
(d) Athene, who warns him of danger.

12. Who are the people who live in the village in Section 2?
(a) The Circonians.
(b) The Harmonians.
(c) The Tartarans.
(d) The Cyclopses.

13. What is referred to as "a little death" by Hypnos?
(a) Illness.
(b) Injury.
(c) Sleep.
(d) A coma.

14. What does Aeolus ask Ulysses for when he greets him on the island?
(a) A song.
(b) A gift.
(c) A sacrifice.
(d) A story.

15. What does the god Ulysses meets give him in order to resist Circe's spell?
(a) A flower.
(b) An amulet.
(c) A powder.
(d) A potion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is named the judge of Eris's contest amongst the Goddesses?

2. What do Ulysses' ships carry in their cargo holds instead of food?

3. How does Morpheus interfere with the Hellenes' dreams?

4. What is attracted to the treasures unloaded from the ships in the Greek's retreat?

5. Into what animal does Circe say she would turn Ulysses?

(see the answer keys)

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