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

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

3. To where does Circe tell Ulysses he must travel?
(a) Hades.
(b) Thrinacia
(c) Crete.
(d) Tartarus.

4. What does Polyphemus pray will happen to Ulysses?
(a) That he will wander many years before returning home.
(b) That he will be blinded.
(c) That he will die at sea.
(d) That he will be betrayed by those he trusts.

5. What supply do the men run out of aboard Ulysses' ship in Section 4?
(a) Food.
(b) Alcohol.
(c) Water.
(d) Medicine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Aeolus?

2. How many days does Ulysses guard the bag of winds without sleeping?

3. Who bribes Paris by promising him any woman he desires?

4. How many Hellenes does Polyphemus eat?

5. Where does Pulyphemus trap the Hellenes?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who are the Ciconians?

4. What mistake does Ulysses make once he and his men are safely on their ship having escaped Polyphemus?

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

6. What does Ulysses climb in Section 6?

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

8. What role does greed play in ruining Ulysses' return to Ithaca?

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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