The Odyssey - Introduction And Books 1 & 2

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The Odyssey - Introduction And Books 1 & 2

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  • 1. 
    Not a resident of Ithaca:
    • A. 

      Telemachus

    • B. 

      Penelope

    • C. 

      Laertes

    • D. 

      Mentes

  • 2. 
    King of all the Greeks, killed by Aegisthus and the adulterous wife, Clytemnestra:
    • A. 

      Menelaus

    • B. 

      Dolon

    • C. 

      Priam

    • D. 

      Agamemnon

  • 3. 
    Odysseus thought of this idea to defeat the Trojans:
    • A. 

      Underground tunnel

    • B. 

      Trojan horse

    • C. 

      Naptha (greek fire)

    • D. 

      Disguised self as woman to bribe guards

  • 4. 
    Not killed in The Iliad:
    • A. 

      Hector

    • B. 

      Ajax

    • C. 

      Aeneas

    • D. 

      Patroclus

  • 5. 
    The bard (author) of this collection of oral stories was:
    • A. 

      Dante

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Homer

    • D. 

      Hecuba

  • 6. 
    Odysseus was king of this island country:
    • A. 

      Ithaca

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Turkey

    • D. 

      Sparta

    • E. 

      Crete

  • 7. 
    This is not characteristic of an Epic poem:
    • A. 

      In medias res

    • B. 

      Death of the hero

    • C. 

      Invocation to the muse

    • D. 

      Divine intervention

    • E. 

      Listing of arms and lineage

    • F. 

      Formal speeches

  • 8. 
    Explain this picture.
  • 9. 
    To start the war, Paris abducted this wife of Menelaus
    • A. 

      Penelope

    • B. 

      Calypso

    • C. 

      Circe

    • D. 

      Helen

    • E. 

      Clytemnestra

  • 10. 
    Describe this picture from The Odyssey that depicts a woman with a spool.
  • 11. 
    There are approximately this many lines of dactyllic hexameter per book in the first two books of The Odyssey:
    • A. 

      200

    • B. 

      500

    • C. 

      1000

    • D. 

      1500

  • 12. 
    Not a character in The Iliad which precedes The Odyssey:
    • A. 

      Hector

    • B. 

      Achilles

    • C. 

      Telemachus

    • D. 

      Agamemnon

    • E. 

      Priam

  • 13. 
    Describe this image from The Iliad that involves an arrow.
  • 14. 
    Which divinity appears to Odysseus'  son in the first book?
    • A. 

      Aphrodite

    • B. 

      Athena

    • C. 

      Poseidon

    • D. 

      Zeus

  • 15. 
    Was not in the contest of the "golden apple" judged by Paris:
    • A. 

      Aphrodite

    • B. 

      Leda

    • C. 

      Athena

    • D. 

      Hera

  • 16. 
    Not a theme in The Odyssey
    • A. 

      Homecoming

    • B. 

      Forgiveness

    • C. 

      Revenge

    • D. 

      Hospitality

  • 17. 
    Approximate age of Telemachus:
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      19

    • C. 

      21

    • D. 

      27

  • 18. 
    Character not referenced by name in the first four books:
    • A. 

      Laertes

    • B. 

      Polyphemus

    • C. 

      Nestor

    • D. 

      Eurymachus

  • 19. 
    Troy is part of what present day country:
    • A. 

      Africa

    • B. 

      Greece

    • C. 

      Albania

    • D. 

      Turkey

  • 20. 
    Aegisthus slew this king (and father) before Agamemnon.
    • A. 

      Menelaus

    • B. 

      Hector

    • C. 

      Atreus

    • D. 

      Peleus

  • 21. 
    'Rosy fingered dawn" is an example of: 
    • A. 

      In medias res

    • B. 

      Epic Simile

    • C. 

      Epithet

    • D. 

      Invocation