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

2. Who is Morpheus?

3. What does Ulysses offer to Polyphemus so that he can better enjoy his dinner?

4. What do Ulysses' men notice about the animals at the castle?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What do Eurylochus and his men discover at the castle?

3. How does Aeolus recognize Ulysses?

4. How does Polyphemus trap the Hellenes?

5. Why does Ulysses resist attacking the island village that his men spot from their ships?

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

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

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

9. Which god does Ulysses meet on his way to Circe's castle? What does this god offer Ulysses?

10. What does Ulysses climb in Section 6?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Ulysses remains loyal to his crew and his wife, and they remain loyal to him. Discuss the theme of loyalty in the novel, The Adventures of Ulysses.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the two female characters Circe and Calypso.

Essay Topic 3

Betrayal is a common theme of the novel. Discuss examples of betrayal from the novel The Adventures of Ulysses.

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