The Adventures of Ulysses Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Section 11, who suggests Ullyses' men should eat the sun-cattle?
(a) Athene, in a dream.
(b) Elpenor.
(c) Ulysses.
(d) Eurylochus.

2. What does Poseidon call up when he sees Ulysses at sea in Section 13?
(a) A storm.
(b) A gale.
(c) A strong current.
(d) A tidal wave.

3. How did Charybdis anger Zeus?
(a) By claiming land for her father.
(b) By falling in love with a mortal.
(c) By insulting Hera.
(d) By spurning Zeus' affections.

4. What form does the monster Charybdis take?
(a) A serpent.
(b) A tempest.
(c) A giant.
(d) A whirlpool.

5. Who do some say Nausicaa eventually falls in love with?
(a) A blind poet.
(b) A hero of the Trojan war.
(c) A travelling musician.
(d) A lonely prince.

6. Who is Ulysses' mother?
(a) Aether.
(b) Antileia.
(c) Cassandra.
(d) Agave.

7. What are the bodies of the Sirens like?
(a) Birds.
(b) Fish.
(c) Lizards.
(d) Humans.

8. Who warns Ulysses in Section 8 that he will encounter the Sirens?
(a) Agamemnon.
(b) Athene.
(c) Achilles.
(d) Ajax.

9. Which god tells Zeus that Poseidon's treatment of Ulysses is unjust?
(a) Artemis.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Athene.
(d) Aphrodite.

10. What destroys Ulysses' ship as it sails away from Thrinacia?
(a) A tidal wave.
(b) A whirlpool.
(c) A storm.
(d) The west wind.

11. What does Calypso turn the men into who she grows bored with?
(a) Birds.
(b) Rabbits.
(c) Spiders.
(d) Butterflies.

12. What bird do the Hellenes follow from their ship in Section 8?
(a) A dove.
(b) A crow.
(c) A gull.
(d) An eagle.

13. Who is Hyperion?
(a) The Ocean-Titan.
(b) The God of Sleep.
(c) The God of Dawn.
(d) The Sun-Titan.

14. Who is Nausicaa?
(a) A goddess.
(b) A travelling songstress.
(c) A princess of Phaeacia.
(d) A servant girl.

15. How is Ulysses warned he would find his son upon his return home?
(a) Being held captive.
(b) Suffering illness.
(c) Lost at sea.
(d) Dead.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ulysses hopeful of as he and his men sail away from Tartarus?

2. What does Athene do when Ulysses departs from Phaeacia?

3. Which of his crewmembers does Ulysses accidentally kill?

4. Through what device does Calypso watch Ulysses' journey?

5. What was Charybdis before she angered Zeus?

(see the answer keys)

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