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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. In Section 3, what does Ulysses carry to his ship even though he is tired?
(a) Livestock.
(b) Barrels of wine.
(c) Golden treasure.
(d) His men.

2. To whom does Eris intend to award the fruit at the wedding she attends uninvited?
(a) The most powerful of the Goddesses.
(b) The smartest of the Goddesses.
(c) The most popular of the Goddesses.
(d) The fairest of the Goddesses.

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

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

5. What do Ulysses' men want to do when they spot a small village on an island in Section 2?
(a) Steal the village's livestock.
(b) Attack the village.
(c) Settle at the village.
(d) Ask the villagers to feed them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why can Aeolus not grant Ulysses a second favor?

2. Into what does Circe's spell turn Ulysses' men?

3. What island do Ulysses and his men land at in Section 5?

4. What animal do the Greeks sacrifice to the Gods?

5. In Section 2, who convinces Ulysses that the village is a gift from God?

Short Essay Questions

1. What heroic feat does Ulysses accomplish in Section 3?

2. Describe the monsters that inhabit the mountainous island where Ulysses' ship docks.

3. What favor does Aeolus grant Ulysses?

4. Why do the ships led by Ulysses quickly begin to run low on food?

5. How do the Hellenes escape Polyphemus' cave?

6. Describe the island Ulysses lands on in Section 6.

7. What is the lotus-flower?

8. Who are the Ciconians?

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

10. How does Aphrodite plot to win the title of the fairest Goddess?

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