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Provide the correct answer for each multiple choice question. Your existing quiz score will be replaced by the score you earn on this quiz. You can not go back and change your answers, so make sure you are sure of the response before you click for the next question. There are 10 multiple choice questions, and you will have 15 minutes to complete this quiz.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is Eumaeus so glad to see Telemachus again?
    • A. 

      Eumaeus has been with the family a long time.

    • B. 

      Telemachus is like a god.

    • C. 

      Telemachus is like a son to him.

    • D. 

      Eumaeus is glad Telemachus has returned so he can fight the suitors.

  • 2. 
    As Telemachus entered Eumeaus' hut he saw a stranger sitting there.  How does Telemachus treat him?
    • A. 

      With surprise and delight

    • B. 

      Courteously and politely

    • C. 

      Angrily

    • D. 

      He does not take notice of him

  • 3. 
    Why can Telemachus not invite the stranger to stay at the palace?
    • A. 

      Because the suitors will kill him.

    • B. 

      Because he is a stranger and he doesn't know him.

    • C. 

      Because Odysseus will enrage the suitors.

    • D. 

      Because it is not safe and Telemachus can not defend him.

  • 4. 
    Which answer does not describe how Laertes reacted to the death of his wife and the absence of his son and grandson
    • A. 

      He doesn't eat or drink.

    • B. 

      He moans and groans in misery.

    • C. 

      He disappears and no one knows where he is.

    • D. 

      He takes no notice of the work that is not completed on his land.

  • 5. 
    How did Telemachus react when Athena transformed Odysseus to his youthful, vigorous self?
    • A. 

      Telemachus gave him a look of amazement and burst into tears.

    • B. 

      Telemachus falls on the ground and kisses his feet.

    • C. 

      Telemachus denies that he is his father and leaves.

    • D. 

      Telemachus immediately believes he is Odysseus and welcomes him home.

  • 6. 
    Who does Odysseus say will aid them in their efforts to get rid of the suitors?
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Athena

    • C. 

      Athena and Zeus

    • D. 

      All of the gods

  • 7. 
    How does Odysseus tell Telemachus they will deal with the situation at the palace?
    • A. 

      Go to the palace and reason with the suitors.

    • B. 

      Remove the weapons from the walls and kill the suitors.

    • C. 

      Mingle with the suitors, do not defend any maltreatment that Odysseus receives, hide all of the weapons, do not let anyone know that I have returned.

    • D. 

      Mingle with the suitors, help Odysseus if the suitors get angry, hide the weapons, and let the suitors know that Odysseus has returned.

  • 8. 
    Which three suitors are the worst of them all ?
    • A. 

      Eurymachus, Icarius, Antinous

    • B. 

      Amphinomous, Arneaus, Eurymachus

    • C. 

      Antinous, Amphinomous, Nisus

    • D. 

      Eurymachus, Antinous, Amphinomous

  • 9. 
    Which of the suitors is the most cruel, arrogant, and an evil schemer?
    • A. 

      Antinous

    • B. 

      Eurymachus

    • C. 

      Amphinomous

    • D. 

      Icarius

  • 10. 
    Why does Athena think it would be dangerous for Eumaeus to know that Odysseus has returned?
    • A. 

      Athena didn't trust Eumaeus.

    • B. 

      Athena worried that Eumeaus would be unable to keep the secret and would tell Penelope the news

    • C. 

      Athena wanted Telemachus to tell Eumaeus the news himself.

    • D. 

      Athena wanted to play a trick on Eumaeus.