The Adventures of Ulysses Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the island Ulysses lands on in Section 6 described?

2. Who is kidnapped by Paris?

3. What does Ulysses dream of in Libya?

4. What is the island that Ulysses lands his ship on in Section 4 like?

5. Which god does Ulysses meet as he travels to the castle?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happens to two of Ulysses' ships on the Island of the Racing Sun?

4. How does Ulysses trap food while he is adrift on the raft in Section 11?

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

6. Why are two goats sacrificed when Ulysses and his men reach Tartarus?

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

8. What does Ulysses dream about while docked in Libya?

9. In Section 9, why does Ulysses order his men to sail straight to Ithaca?

10. What does Ulysses learn from a crow of his wife, Penelope, back in Ithaca?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Ulysses comes close to death on a number of occasions. He is also offered immortality but does not accept it. Discuss the theme of immortality in the novel The Adventures of Ulysses.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the point of view of the story. How does the point of view affect the story? How does it affect the reader's experience?

Essay Topic 3

Poseidon, on a number of occasions, tries to put an end to Ulysses' journey and life. Discuss Poseidon as the antagonist of the novel The Adventures of Ulysses.

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