The Odyssey: Part 1 (books 1-12)

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  • 1. 
    What epithet is used for Odysseus in the very beginning? _______ _____ ______

  • 2. 
    What epithet is used for Muse in the very beginning?________ __ ______

  • 3. 
    How long has Odysseus been wandering the seas?

  • 4. 
    How long is Odysseus held on Calypso's island?

  • 5. 
    Who does Zeus send to Calypso with a message?

  • 6. 
    For whom is Odysseus crying and looking out to sea for on Calypso's island?

  • 7. 
    Calypso decides to let Odysseus go.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    Where does Odysseus go after leaving Calypso's island?

  • 9. 
    Who is the King that Odysseus sees once reaching Scheria?

  • 10. 
    Who narrates once Odysseus meets King Alcinous?

  • 11. 
    What epithet is used for Odysseus when he is with King Alcinous?

  • 12. 
    How many men does Odysseus lose to the Cicones?

  • 13. 
    What plant prevents sailors from returning?

  • 14. 
    What two things do the men want to take from the Cyclop's cave?

  • 15. 
    What name does Odysseus give to the cyclops?

  • 16. 
    Who is Polyphemus' father?

  • 17. 
    Who is the wind king?

  • 18. 
    How many of Odysseus' men does the cyclops eat?

  • 19. 
    These are fierce cannibals (this won't be graded cause of spelling...)

  • 20. 
    Where is Crice's home?

  • 21. 
    Circe turns Odysseus' men into what animals?

  • 22. 
    Odysseus rescues hig pig-men with the help of who?

  • 23. 
    How long does Odysseus have to stay on Circe's island before allowed to leave?

  • 24. 
    Odysseus goes to the Land of the Dead to see whom?

  • 25. 
    What does Homer compare Scylla's capture of Odysseus' men to?

  • 26. 
    Odysseus' ships do what after Helios asks for payment?

  • 27. 
    Who is responsible for sinking Odysseus' ship for Helios?

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