Odyssey Book 11

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Odyssey Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    In Book 11, Teiresias is the ___________________.
    • A. 

      Queen of the Underworld who disperses the souls.

    • B. 

      Comrade of Odysseus.

    • C. 

      Blind Theban Prophet with gift of insight from Zeus.

    • D. 

      Daughter of Autolycus.

  • 2. 
    At the start of book 11, who guided Odysseus and his crew to the Underworld?
    • A. 

      Poseidon

    • B. 

      Circe

    • C. 

      Zeus

    • D. 

      Athena

  • 3. 
    When Odysseus and his men arrive in the underworld, he must make a drink as an offering to All Souls. Which of the following contains the ingredients he used in the drink?
    • A. 

      Honey, water, salt, pepper, stag, chicken

    • B. 

      Ram blood, white barley meal, fine wine, champagne, alcohol

    • C. 

      Honey, water, milk, rum, fine wine

    • D. 

      Honey, milk, fine wine, water, white barley meal

  • 4. 
    When Odysseus makes a prayer to the souls, what does he promise them?
    • A. 

      To sacrifice a farrow cow upon his return to Ithaca.

    • B. 

      To slay each of their killers and return with their dead bodies.

    • C. 

      That he will have a feast in honor of their souls.

    • D. 

      To sacrifice a sheep upon his return to Ithaca.

  • 5. 
    What must Odysseus sacrifice in the name of Teiresias once he returns home?
    • A. 

      2 sheep

    • B. 

      A farrow cow

    • C. 

      A black ram

    • D. 

      His best hen

  • 6. 
    What does Odysseus order his men to do with all of the dead bodies?
    • A. 

      Give them a proper funeral and burial.

    • B. 

      Burn them for a prayer to Hades and Persephoneia.

    • C. 

      Stay clear of them, for they may spread awful disease.

    • D. 

      Dump them into the River Styx.

  • 7. 
    Who was the very first soul to approach Odysseus in the Underworld?
    • A. 

      Elpenor

    • B. 

      Achilles

    • C. 

      Heracles

    • D. 

      Ajax (Aias)

  • 8. 
    After Elpenor explains his death to Odysseus, what favor does he ask of him?
    • A. 

      Tell his wife and children that he loves them.

    • B. 

      Avenge his death by killing Hades.

    • C. 

      Burn him and mound him with the oar he rowed with on their ship.

    • D. 

      Bury him in their homeland on his family's property.

  • 9. 
    What close family relative of Odysseus does he see amongst the souls in the underworld?
    • A. 

      His sister

    • B. 

      His son

    • C. 

      His brother

    • D. 

      His mother

  • 10. 
    How did Odysseus' mother end up dying?
    • A. 

      Killed by one of the suitors of Odysseus' wife.

    • B. 

      Died from mourning of Odysseus over long absence from Ithaca.

    • C. 

      Drowned in the ocean by Poseidon in retribution to harming Polyphemus.

    • D. 

      Poisoned by messenger sent from Persephoneia.

  • 11. 
    What warrior soul avoids Odysseus when he spots him in the Underworld?
    • A. 

      Heracles

    • B. 

      Achilles

    • C. 

      Patroclos

    • D. 

      Ajax (Aias)

  • 12. 
    What does Teiresias tell Odysseus after drinking from the pit of blood?
    • A. 

      How to get back to Ithaca.

    • B. 

      How his mother died.

    • C. 

      That his son seeks him.

    • D. 

      That he is being tracked by Polyphemus.

  • 13. 
    Why does Odysseus' mother not approach him when she first sees him?
    • A. 

      She is spiteful because he never returned home.

    • B. 

      It is not actually her soul, but a trick being played by Persephoneia.

    • C. 

      In the Underworld, Odysseus is invisible because he is living.

    • D. 

      She cannot approach him until he has spoken to Teiresias and she has drank the blood.

  • 14. 
    Why does Ajax (Aias) not approach Odysseus in the Underworld?
    • A. 

      He is still spiteful of Odysseus' victory over him for the Arms of Achilles.

    • B. 

      He does not notice him .

    • C. 

      He is on a mission to escape the Underworld.

    • D. 

      He has been spotted stealing from Hades and is in a hurry to get away.

  • 15. 
    How did King Agamemnon meet his death?
    • A. 

      Poison from Aigisthos, in his favorite wine.

    • B. 

      Invited to a feast by his wife and Aigisthos and slaughtered while eating.

    • C. 

      Killed by the arrow of a rival King in battle.

    • D. 

      Strangled by an assassin of an enemy kingdom.

  • 16. 
    When Odysseus's mother told him how she died, what did he do?
    • A. 

      Try to hug her, but passed right through and fell to the ground.

    • B. 

      Run off to his ship because he could not take the sadness.

    • C. 

      Devise a plan to escape the Underworld with his mother's soul and return it to her body.

    • D. 

      Drop to his knees and cry at his mothers ghostly feet.

  • 17. 
    What simple rule did Teiresias give to Odysseus about the souls?
    • A. 

      Keep them away from the blood, and they will approach him with truths.

    • B. 

      Do not tell them his name, or any of his crew members' names because they might haunt them.

    • C. 

      Do not feed them, no matter how much they beg.

    • D. 

      If he lets the dead come near the blood, they will tell him what is true; if he refuses, they will go away.