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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the Cyclops monsters like to eat?
(a) Live goats.
(b) Fish.
(c) Fellow cyclopses.
(d) Human flesh.

2. What is the wall that the Hellenes encounter made of?
(a) Stone.
(b) Gold.
(c) Bronze.
(d) Silver.

3. What is the first giant that Ulysses encounters doing?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Swimming.
(c) Throwing rocks.
(d) Eating.

4. Who offers himself as a sacrifice to appease the Gods in Section 2?
(a) Eurylochus.
(b) Perimedes.
(c) Ulysses.
(d) Elpenor.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Circe?

2. How many men are in each of Ulysses' ships?

3. What direction do Ulysses' ships sail in Section 5?

4. Who is Morpheus?

5. What do Ulysses' men want to do when they spot a small village on an island in Section 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ulysses resist attacking the island village that his men spot from their ships?

2. What references does Section 2 make to sacrifices to the Gods?

3. What story does Ulysses tell Aeolus, and in what way does Aeolus find it pleasing?

4. What does Ulysses climb in Section 6?

5. What do Eurylochus and his men discover at the castle?

6. What is attracted to the baubles thrown from Ulysses' ships in their retreat from the island? Who is angered by this?

7. What favor does Aeolus grant Ulysses?

8. How do the Hellenes escape Polyphemus' cave?

9. Eris is the Lady of Discord. Explain how she lives up to her title at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis.

10. What does Circe say Ulysses will have to do if he decided to leave her island?

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