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  • 1. 

    Eumaeus is:

    • A.

      A pig

    • B.

      Swineherder who knows odyseus and believes he wont come home

    • C.

      King of Ithaca

    • D.

      Vagabone

    Correct Answer
    B. Swineherder who knows odyseus and believes he wont come home
    Explanation
    Eumaeus is a swineherder who knows Odysseus and believes that he won't come home. In Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey," Eumaeus is a loyal servant of Odysseus who helps him upon his return to Ithaca. Despite the doubts of others, Eumaeus remains steadfast in his belief that Odysseus will eventually return. He is known for his kindness and hospitality, and plays a significant role in the narrative as a trusted ally of the protagonist.

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  • 2. 

    Odysseus is:

    • A.

      Swineherder

    • B.

      Eumaeus' master, king of Ithaca, has come on a long journey

    • C.

      A god

    • D.

      Old person

    Correct Answer
    B. Eumaeus' master, king of Ithaca, has come on a long journey
    Explanation
    Odysseus is Eumaeus' master and the king of Ithaca. He has been on a long journey, which suggests that he has been away from his kingdom for a significant amount of time. This aligns with the character of Odysseus in the epic poem "The Odyssey," where he embarks on a ten-year journey after the Trojan War. He is known for his cunning and resourcefulness, as well as his determination to return home to his kingdom.

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  • 3. 

    What is the Swineherders name?

    Correct Answer
    Eumaeus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eumaeus. Eumaeus is the name of the swineherd in Greek mythology. He is a loyal servant of Odysseus and plays an important role in the epic poem, The Odyssey. Eumaeus is known for his kindness, hospitality, and his unwavering loyalty to his master. He takes care of Odysseus' pigs and helps him in his journey to reclaim his kingdom.

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  • 4. 

    Odysseus tells Eumaeus he is from where?

    • A.

      Crete

    • B.

      Athens

    • C.

      Sparta

    • D.

      Troy

    Correct Answer
    A. Crete
    Explanation
    Odysseus tells Eumaeus that he is from Crete. This information is significant because Crete is Odysseus' actual birthplace. By revealing this, Odysseus is able to establish his identity and credibility to Eumaeus. This also demonstrates Odysseus' strategic thinking and ability to adapt to different situations in order to achieve his goals.

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  • 5. 

    How many pigs does Eumaeus kill to eat?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Eumaeus kills two pigs to eat.

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  • 6. 

    Odysseus and Eumaeus talk by what?

    • A.

      Rock

    • B.

      Camp fire

    • C.

      Tree

    • D.

      Tent

    Correct Answer
    B. Camp fire
    Explanation
    Odysseus and Eumaeus talk by the campfire.

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  • 7. 

    What tries to attack Odysseus when he arrives?

    • A.

      Bears

    • B.

      Goats

    • C.

      Pigs

    • D.

      Dogs

    Correct Answer
    D. Dogs
    Explanation
    When Odysseus arrives, he is attacked by dogs. In Greek mythology, dogs are often associated with loyalty and protection. In this case, the dogs are guarding the territory and perceive Odysseus as a threat. This encounter adds to the challenges and obstacles that Odysseus faces on his journey back home.

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  • 8. 

    What do they eat for dinner?

    • A.

      Veggies

    • B.

      Stew

    • C.

      Bread

    • D.

      Pigs

    Correct Answer
    D. Pigs
  • 9. 

    Where do they sleep?

    • A.

      In a nice home

    • B.

      Camp fire

    • C.

      Canopy

    • D.

      Chair

    Correct Answer
    B. Camp fire
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Camp fire" because when people go camping or spend time outdoors, they usually sleep near a campfire. A campfire provides warmth and light during the night, making it a comfortable and cozy place to sleep. Additionally, the crackling sound and the smell of burning wood create a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, enhancing the camping experience.

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  • 10. 

    Who does Eumaeus think he is?

    • A.

      Old man from Crete

    • B.

      Odysseus

    • C.

      God

    • D.

      Genie

    Correct Answer
    A. Old man from Crete
    Explanation
    Eumaeus thinks he is an old man from Crete. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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  • 11. 

    Eumaeus could be descrided as?

    • A.

      Mean

    • B.

      Cruel

    • C.

      Unforgiving

    • D.

      Kind person

    Correct Answer
    D. Kind person
    Explanation
    Eumaeus could be described as a kind person because he is known for his hospitality and compassion towards others. In Homer's Odyssey, Eumaeus is a loyal swineherd who treats Odysseus with kindness and respect when he arrives in Ithaca disguised as a beggar. Despite not knowing Odysseus' true identity, Eumaeus offers him food, shelter, and friendship. His actions demonstrate his kind-hearted nature and his willingness to help those in need.

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  • 12. 

    What does Eumaeus live in?

    • A.

      Hut

    • B.

      Tent

    • C.

      Tree

    • D.

      Mansion

    Correct Answer
    A. Hut
    Explanation
    Eumaeus lives in a hut.

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  • 13. 

    What does Odysseus bet?

    • A.

      That Odysseus will return again

    • B.

      All the pigs will die

    • C.

      Eumaeus will die

    • D.

      The gods are mad

    Correct Answer
    A. That Odysseus will return again
    Explanation
    Odysseus bets that he will return again. This suggests that Odysseus is confident in his ability to overcome the obstacles and challenges he faces on his journey and ultimately make it back home. It also shows his determination and belief in his own fate and destiny.

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  • 14. 

    What does Eumaeus not believe?

    • A.

      Odysseus will return again

    • B.

      He himself is a god

    • C.

      The pigs are large

    • D.

      The old mad coming from Crete

    Correct Answer
    A. Odysseus will return again
    Explanation
    Eumaeus does not believe that Odysseus will return again.

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  • 15. 

    The Swineherder does what?

    • A.

      Milks cows

    • B.

      Takes care of the pigs

    • C.

      Hids peole

    • D.

      Take care of people in need

    Correct Answer
    B. Takes care of the pigs
    Explanation
    The Swineherder takes care of the pigs.

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  • 16. 

    How long does Odysseus say there?

    • A.

      Never

    • B.

      1-2 days

    • C.

      2 weeks

    • D.

      Forever

    Correct Answer
    B. 1-2 days
    Explanation
    Odysseus says that he will stay there for 1-2 days.

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  • 17. 

    How does Eumaeus react when he sees Odysseus?

    • A.

      Happy to have friends

    • B.

      Worry cause of the dogs

    • C.

      Mad

    • D.

      Scared

    Correct Answer
    B. Worry cause of the dogs
    Explanation
    Eumaeus reacts with worry because of the dogs when he sees Odysseus. This suggests that Eumaeus is concerned about the safety of Odysseus in the presence of the dogs. The dogs may pose a threat or be aggressive, causing Eumaeus to worry about Odysseus' well-being. This reaction highlights Eumaeus' protective nature and his concern for Odysseus' safety.

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