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

2. How does Aeolus recognize Ulysses' name?

3. What happens when Ulysses' ship is sucked in at the gate of the wall?

4. What animals are outside the island's castle?

5. What happens to the men Ulysses sends to scout out the island in Section 6?

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

3. How does Polyphemus trap the Hellenes?

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

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

6. What favor does Aeolus grant Ulysses?

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

8. What plan does Ulysses devise that leads to the Greeks' victory over Troy?

9. How does Aeolus recognize Ulysses?

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

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

The Adventures of Ulysses features a number of archetypes, such as the journey and the hero. Write an essay describing the archetypes found in the novel and the meanings behind them.

Essay Topic 3

The Adventures of Ulysses is set in the Bronze Age on the Aegean sea, Ithaca, Olympus, as well as a few other islands etc. Discuss the setting of the novel The Adventures of Ulysses and what effect the time and place of the story has on the plot.

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