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. What is referred to as "a little death" by Hypnos?

2. Whose wedding does Eris attend uninvited?

3. What God is angered by the defeat of Troy?

4. How many ships does Ulysses bring the shore of the island in Section 6?

5. What fruit does Eris bring with her to the wedding she attends uninvited?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who are the Ciconians?

3. What favor does Aeolus grant Ulysses?

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

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

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

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

8. How does Aeolus recognize Ulysses?

9. What is the lotus-flower?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ulysses tries to alter his fate, but one's fate is something decided by the gods and cannot be altered. Discuss the idea of fate in Greek mythology and how Ulysses is affected by his foretold future.

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

The reader follows the journey of Ulysses, the protagonist and hero of the novel. Discuss Ulysses as a character and whether he is suitable as a hero.

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