Trivia Quiz On The Odyssey

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Trivia Quiz On The Odyssey

Welcome to the trivia quiz on the odyssey. This book tells us of a brave warrior who after the Trojan War, fights hard to get to his family, and in his journey, he has to fight off creatures that are beyond the mortal world. Have you already read the book? Take this quiz and get to refresh your memory!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following, before they arrive to the palace, knows for certain that Odysseus has returned to Ithaca?
    • A. 

      Laertes

    • B. 

      Telemachus

    • C. 

      Penelope

    • D. 

      Eumaeus

  • 2. 
    Which of the suitors says publicly that he is in favor of killing Telemachus upon his return?
    • A. 

      Antinous

    • B. 

      Amphinoimus

    • C. 

      Eurymachus

    • D. 

      Cleonthis

  • 3. 
    What does Antinuous throw at the old beggar during dinner?
    • A. 

      A plate of food

    • B. 

      A stool

    • C. 

      A goblet

    • D. 

      A spear

  • 4. 
    The name of Odysseus' dog who dies once he has seen his master after 20 years:
    • A. 

      Chiron

    • B. 

      Cerebrus

    • C. 

      Anticlea

    • D. 

      Argos

  • 5. 
    This bullying and large beggar picks a fight with Odysseus because he thinks this new and aged beggar is competing with him for food and the suitors' favor -  and has his jaw broken:
    • A. 

      Mentor

    • B. 

      Melanthius

    • C. 

      Irus (Arnaios)

    • D. 

      Hermes (Hermao)

  • 6. 
    Disloyal female servant for Penelope, she bedded with suitors and is rebuked by the beggar:
    • A. 

      Circe

    • B. 

      Cassandra

    • C. 

      Iphigenia

    • D. 

      Melantho

  • 7. 
    This "hitchhiking" seer tells Penelope that Odysseus is actually on Ithaca and is about to reappear:
    • A. 

      Melantho

    • B. 

      Mentor

    • C. 

      Theoclymenus

    • D. 

      Eurymachus

  • 8. 
    Omen interpreted by Theoclymenus that portends suitors' destruction:
    • A. 

      Two serpents arising from the sea and taking two young boys

    • B. 

      Blood red walls

    • C. 

      Solar eclipse

    • D. 

      Thunder

  • 9. 
    This swineherd who has an equally odius sister is the opposite of Eumaeus and insults his beggar companion as he enters the city:
    • A. 

      Amphinomus

    • B. 

      Melanthius

    • C. 

      Eurymachus

    • D. 

      Philoetius

  • 10. 
    While disguised as a beggar, Odysseus hopes this ill-mannered suitor will "meet his death before he meets his bride."
    • A. 

      Antinous

    • B. 

      Eurymachus

    • C. 

      Irus

    • D. 

      Pisander

  • 11. 
    Telemachus leaves Meneleaus' gifts behind when he returns because:
    • A. 

      He wants to build a new palace on this landing site

    • B. 

      He plans to leave Ithaca permanently after his return and settle in Pylos

    • C. 

      He believes the suitors will try to kill him and take the gifts

    • D. 

      He wants to save them for Circe's bride-price

  • 12. 
    Penelope decides to conduct a contest to select a husband that will involve:
    • A. 

      Stringing Odysseus's bow and shooting throrugh 12 ax helves

    • B. 

      Killing the Numean lion and bringing his skin home intact

    • C. 

      Cleaning the impossibly large Augean stables

    • D. 

      Besting Eurymachus in gladiator combat with only his hands

  • 13. 
    Which of the following was an offspring of Hera?
    • A. 

      Artemis

    • B. 

      Heracles

    • C. 

      Hephaestus

    • D. 

      Aphrodite

  • 14. 
    Artemis saved this person?
    • A. 

      Iphigenia

    • B. 

      Acteon

    • C. 

      Adonis

    • D. 

      Achilles

  • 15. 
    Aphrodite was born from a part of this god that dropped into the sea:
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Uranus

    • C. 

      Hera

    • D. 

      Apollo

  • 16. 
    When Telemachus and Odysseus in disguise go to lock up the weapons from the long hall, who lights the path?
    • A. 

      Penelope

    • B. 

      Eumaeus

    • C. 

      Athena

    • D. 

      Eurcyleia

  • 17. 
    For how many years did Penelope sustain her ruse of unravelling Laertes' shroud?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Seven

    • D. 

      Nine

  • 18. 
    Odysseus in disguise gives Penelope this pseudonym and cites his grandfather to be this famous king:
    • A. 

      Prince Idomeneus/Deadalus

    • B. 

      Aeneas/Anchises

    • C. 

      Mentes/Priam

    • D. 

      Aethon/ Minos

  • 19. 
    The following is an example of ________ and refers to___________. "...her tears flowed and soaked her cheeks/ as the heavy snow melts down the high mountain ridges/snow the West wind piles there and the warm East wind thaws/...
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony/Athena

    • B. 

      Epic Simile/Penelope

    • C. 

      Foreshadowing/Anticlea

    • D. 

      Deus ex machina/ Nausicca

  • 20. 
    The old nurse, Eurycleia, recognizes Odysseus by:
    • A. 

      Wild boar scar above his knee

    • B. 

      Antelope scar in his side

    • C. 

      A tatoo on his ankle

    • D. 

      A memory he shares with her

  • 21. 
    A literal translation of the name Odysseus is:
    • A. 

      "plaything of the gods"

    • B. 

      "little big man"

    • C. 

      "the wise one"

    • D. 

      "son of pain"

  • 22. 
    A dream that portends to be true:
    • A. 

      Passes through the ivory gate

    • B. 

      Passes through the golden gate

    • C. 

      Passes through the gate of horn

    • D. 

      Passes through a gate of fire

  • 23. 
    Not a possible child in myth of either Odysseus or Penelope:
    • A. 

      Nausithous

    • B. 

      Telegonus

    • C. 

      Acteon

    • D. 

      Pan

  • 24. 
    Hera is connected to Zeus as:
    • A. 

      Wife

    • B. 

      Wife and mother

    • C. 

      Wife and sister

    • D. 

      Brother turned into sister

  • 25. 
    Arrange in order of the oldest to youngest:
    • A. 

      Athena, Zeus, Uranus, Cronus

    • B. 

      Cronus, Uranus, Zeus, Athena

    • C. 

      Uranus, Cronus, Zeus, Athena

    • D. 

      Zeus, Cronus, Uranus, Athena

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