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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. Why can Aeolus not grant Ulysses a second favor?
(a) Aeolus does not trust Ulysses' men.
(b) Ulysses broke his promise to Aeolus.
(c) Aeolus has no more magic left.
(d) The Gods detest Ulysses.

2. What kind of flower does Morpheus convince Persephone to make?
(a) An aconite flower.
(b) A moby flower.
(c) A lotus flower.
(d) A hellebore flower.

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

4. In Section 6, what does Ulysses send one of his men to climb in order to scout out the island?
(a) A tree.
(b) A rock formation.
(c) A cliff.
(d) A hill.

5. What does Ulysses offer to Polyphemus so that he can better enjoy his dinner?
(a) Water.
(b) Goat meat.
(c) Wine.
(d) Dessert.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Cyclops?

2. What do the sailors aboard Ulysses' ship begin to suspect about the bag of winds?

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

4. What does Aeolus ask Ulysses for when he greets him on the island?

5. Who defeats Troy in an invasion?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Polyphemus trap the Hellenes?

2. What does Ulysses climb in Section 6?

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

4. What is the lotus-flower?

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

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

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

8. What favor does Aeolus grant Ulysses?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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