The Odyssey Books 11 And 12 Quiz

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The Odyssey Books 11 And 12 Quiz


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  • 1. 
    ________________ advises Odysseus to travel to The Land of The Dead and Persephone.
    • A. 

      Calypso

    • B. 

      Circe

    • C. 

      Zeus

    • D. 

      Hermes

  • 2. 
    Odysseus must speak to ________________ in The Land of The Dead.
    • A. 

      Teiresias

    • B. 

      Zeus

    • C. 

      His mother

    • D. 

      Poseidon

  • 3. 
    Scylla is a monster with ________________
    • A. 

      5 heads and 10 legs

    • B. 

      6 heads and 12 legs

    • C. 

      3 legs and 6 heads

    • D. 

      12 heads and 6 legs

  • 4. 
    Charybdis is _____________________
    • A. 

      A monster who sucks in water 3 times a day by creating a whirlpool

    • B. 

      A goddess Odysseys meets on his journey home

    • C. 

      One of Circe's pets

    • D. 

      Not a character in The Odyssey

  • 5. 
    When passing the Island of the Sirens, Odysseus ______________________
    • A. 

      Is tied to the mast, with his ears plugged

    • B. 

      Is rowing with his men

    • C. 

      Is tied to the mast, listening to the Sirens song

    • D. 

      Is singing "Yo ho, Yo ho, a pirates life for me"

  • 6. 
    Eurylochus and Perimedes ______________________
    • A. 

      Tell Odysseus' men to untie him and steer to the Island of the Sirens

    • B. 

      Tie Odysseus tighter to the mast when he tries to follow the Sirens song

    • C. 

      Stayed on Circe's island

    • D. 

      Died in the Underworld

  • 7. 
    __________________tells Helios that Odysseus' men have killed all of his cattle.
    • A. 

      Hermes

    • B. 

      Calypso

    • C. 

      Poseidon

    • D. 

      Lampetia

  • 8. 
    Odysseus______________________ for his men breaking their word and eating the cattle.
    • A. 

      Blames the gods on Mount Olympus

    • B. 

      Takes responsibility

    • C. 

      Blames Helios

    • D. 

      Accuses Poseidon of trying to punish him

  • 9. 
    Odysseus follows Circe's advice and _____________________
    • A. 

      Chooses the path of Charybdis for his men to travel in order to reach home

    • B. 

      Makes his men listen to the Sirens's song as they travel past their island

    • C. 

      Chooses the path of Scylla for all his men to travel in order to reach home

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    As the ship lands on the Island of Thrinakia_____________________________
    • A. 

      Odysseus and his men prepare to feast on Helios' cattle

    • B. 

      Odysseus can't help but remember Circe and Teiresias' warnings

    • C. 

      Eurylochus expresses fears about never reaching home

    • D. 

      Athena appears to give Odysseus a message about what is happening in Ithaca.

  • 11. 
    Persephone is the Queen of The Land Of The Dead.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Odysseus plugs his ears, then the ears of his men to make it past the Island of the Sirens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Circe's cattle live on Thrinakia
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Odysseus sacrifices a black lamb and his best heifer to the gods and spirits of the Underworld.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Helios begs the gods of Olympus to help Odysseus to reach Ithaca safely and in a timely manner
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The Title of the excerpt from Book 11 is 
  • 17. 
    Circe warns Odysseus about the following 4 things on his journey home:
  • 18. 
    ___________________ is Helios' daughter and is in charge of watching his cattle
  • 19. 
    The person who convinced Odysseus' crew to eat the Sun God's cattle was ______________
  • 20. 
    When Odysseus prays to the Gods of Olympus for signs of salvation, they respond by _______________
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