Odyssey Book 15

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  • 1. 

    At the start of the book, who wakes up Telemachus?

    • A.

      Helen

    • B.

      Athena

    • C.

      Menelaos

    • D.

      Zeus

    Correct Answer
    B. Athena
    Explanation
    At the start of the book, Athena wakes up Telemachus.

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  • 2. 

    Where does Telemachus and Peisistratos spend their night after Menelaos?

    • A.

      Pherai

    • B.

      Troy

    • C.

      Island of Aiaia

    • D.

      Athens

    Correct Answer
    A. Pherai
    Explanation
    Telemachus and Peisistratos spend their night after Menelaos in Pherai.

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  • 3. 

    The Swinherd kicks Odysseus out because he eats all his food.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Swinherd does not kick Odysseus out because he eats all his food. In Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, the Swinherd named Eumaeus is actually loyal to Odysseus and helps him upon his return to Ithaca. Eumaeus provides Odysseus with food and shelter, showing kindness and hospitality towards him. Therefore, the statement that the Swinherd kicks Odysseus out because he eats all his food is false.

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  • 4. 

    The stranger that approaches Telemachus on his way home is a decendant of...

    • A.

      Poseidon

    • B.

      Zeus

    • C.

      Melampous

    • D.

      Nestor

    Correct Answer
    C. Melampous
    Explanation
    The stranger that approaches Telemachus on his way home is a descendant of Melampous. This can be inferred from the context of the question, as it mentions the stranger approaching Telemachus. Since the question is asking about the stranger's ancestry, the correct answer would be Melampous, indicating that the stranger is a descendant of Melampous.

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  • 5. 

    Who does Athena tell Telemachus should visit when he gets to Ithaca?

    • A.

      Laertes

    • B.

      The Swineherd

    • C.

      Penelope

    • D.

      Agamemnon

    Correct Answer
    B. The Swineherd
    Explanation
    Athena tells Telemachus that he should visit the Swineherd when he gets to Ithaca. This suggests that the Swineherd is an important person for Telemachus to meet or seek guidance from. The Swineherd may have valuable information or advice for Telemachus regarding his journey or the situation in Ithaca. Athena's suggestion implies that the Swineherd holds some significance in the story or has a role to play in Telemachus' quest.

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  • 6. 

    The stranger asks Telemachus to do what?

    • A.

      Rub his feet with olive oil because they are dry.

    • B.

      Take him away somewhere else because he has murdered someone.

    • C.

      Give him a glass of water because he is terribly thirsty.

    • D.

      Make a sacrifice to Poseidon, so he will help Odysseus home.

    Correct Answer
    B. Take him away somewhere else because he has murdered someone.
    Explanation
    The stranger asks Telemachus to take him away somewhere else because he has murdered someone. This suggests that the stranger is in need of help to escape from the consequences of his actions. Telemachus is being asked to assist in hiding the stranger and providing him with a safe place to stay. This request adds an element of suspense and danger to the story, as Telemachus must decide whether to trust and aid this mysterious stranger.

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  • 7. 

    Helen and Menelaos gives Telemachus beutiful gold gifts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Helen and Menelaos give Telemachus beautiful gold gifts. This statement is true because it states that Helen and Menelaos give Telemachus beautiful gold gifts.

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  • 8. 

    Athena tells Telemachus to take his time, the suitors doesn't want to marry Penelope any more.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Athena does not tell Telemachus that the suitors do not want to marry Penelope anymore. The statement does not provide any information about what Athena tells Telemachus or the suitors' intentions towards Penelope. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 9. 

    What does Telemachus ask Peisistratos to do?

    • A.

      Take him to his ships together with the crew, immediately.

    • B.

      Buy him a barrel of wine to drink on the trip.

    • C.

      Make a sacrifice to Athena.

    • D.

      Pull the ship by swimming, Telemachus tells him he needs some exercise.

    Correct Answer
    A. Take him to his ships together with the crew, immediately.
    Explanation
    Telemachus asks Peisistratos to take him to his ships together with the crew immediately.

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  • 10. 

    Theoklymenos interpets that the hawk with the dove means that Odysseus will never get home.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Theoklymenos interprets that the hawk with the dove means that Odysseus will never get home. The given answer states that this interpretation is false. Without the context of the story or the specific details of Theoklymenos' interpretation, it is difficult to provide a comprehensive explanation. However, it is possible that Theoklymenos' interpretation is incorrect or that there is another, more accurate interpretation of the hawk and dove symbolism.

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  • 11. 

    Odysseus asks the Swineherd where he is from and his story.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Odysseus asks the Swineherd where he is from and his story. This statement is true because in the epic poem "The Odyssey," Odysseus, disguised as a beggar, encounters the Swineherd named Eumaeus. During their conversation, Odysseus asks Eumaeus about his origins and his life story. This interaction between Odysseus and the Swineherd is an important moment in the story as it allows Odysseus to gather information and plan his next moves in his journey back home.

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  • 12. 

    Telemachus does not follow the advice Athena gave him about going to the Swineherd.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Telemachus follows the advice Athena gave him about going to the Swineherd.

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  • 13. 

    On thier way to Ithaca Telemachus falls overboard.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Telemachus does not fall overboard on his way to Ithaca. This statement contradicts the events in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey. Telemachus is the son of Odysseus and sets out on a journey to find news of his father. While he faces various challenges and adventures, falling overboard is not one of them. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 14. 

    Athena goes back to Mt Olympus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Athena going back to Mt Olympus is true because in Greek mythology, Mt Olympus is the home of the gods and goddesses, including Athena. Therefore, it is expected for Athena to return to her home on Mt Olympus.

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