The Odyssey Book 13

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Odyssey Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is Idomeneus?
    • A. 

      Phaeacian king

    • B. 

      Spartan king

    • C. 

      Trojan king

    • D. 

      Cretan king

  • 2. 
    Which items does Alcinous tell the Phaeacian noblemen to give Odysseus?
    • A. 

      A concubine and slaves

    • B. 

      A crown and sceptre

    • C. 

      A ship and crew

    • D. 

      A cauldron and a tripod

  • 3. 
    Who does Odysseus tell Athena he is?
    • A. 

      The king of Crete

    • B. 

      The murderer of the king of Cretan king's son

    • C. 

      The brother of the king of Crete

    • D. 

      The murderer of the king of Crete

  • 4. 
    What does Athena do to disguise Odysseys
    • A. 

      Turn him into a woman

    • B. 

      Turn him into Mentes

    • C. 

      Turn him into an old man

    • D. 

      Turn him into the Cretan king

  • 5. 
    Where does Odysseus stow his loot?
    • A. 

      Under the olive tree

    • B. 

      In the cave

    • C. 

      In the shepherd's hut

    • D. 

      In the forest

  • 6. 
    How would you describe the Phaeacian noblemen?
    • A. 

      Story tellers

    • B. 

      Models of Greek hospitality

    • C. 

      Prefer to sleep

    • D. 

      Interested mostly in feasting

  • 7. 
    How would you characterize Odysseus' reaction to the Phaeacian's generosity?
    • A. 

      He was amazed

    • B. 

      He accepted it as his due

    • C. 

      He found it inadequate

    • D. 

      He considered it a loan

  • 8. 
    Why is Ithaca probably not a place for horses?
    • A. 

      Too many forests

    • B. 

      Too arid (not enough water)

    • C. 

      Too rugged and rocky

    • D. 

      Too icy and cold

  • 9. 
    How was Idomeneus' return from the Trojan War unusual?
    • A. 

      He reached home after 10 years without his companions

    • B. 

      He traveled with his wife for years before they reached home together

    • C. 

      His wife murdered him

    • D. 

      He reached home quickly and safely

  • 10. 
    What was Athena disguised as when Odysseus encounters her?
    • A. 

      A king

    • B. 

      A shepherd

    • C. 

      A child

    • D. 

      A slave

  • 11. 
    This epithet is used because he is apparently strong enough to be a king
  • 12. 
    The epithet, goddess with the gleaming eyes is used to describe which character in the Odyssey?
  • 13. 
    Bright eyed is used to describe who in the Odyssey?
  • 14. 
    The epithet resourceful is used to describe this character in The Odyssey
  • 15. 
    How and why did Poseidon punish the Phaeacians?
  • 16. 
    Why did Athena ask Odysseus to stop being crafty?
  • 17. 
    How do Zeus and Poseidon interact?