The Odyssey Book 16 Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 1. 

    Who is the owner of the hut where Odysseus is staying?

    • A.

      Arete

    • B.

      Eumaios

    • C.

      Zeus

    • D.

      Nestor

    Correct Answer
    B. Eumaios
    Explanation
    Eumaios is the owner of the hut where Odysseus is staying. This is evident from the context of the question, which asks about the owner of the hut. Out of the given options, Eumaios is the only one who can be identified as the owner. Arete is the queen of the Phaeacians, Zeus is the king of the gods, and Nestor is a wise old king, none of whom are mentioned as the owner of the hut. Therefore, Eumaios is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the goddess of wisdom and war?

    • A.

      Artemis

    • B.

      Hebe

    • C.

      Eris

    • D.

      Athena

    Correct Answer
    D. Athena
    Explanation
    Athena is the correct answer because she is widely recognized as the goddess of wisdom and war in Greek mythology. She is known for her strategic thinking, intelligence, and ability to provide wise counsel. Athena is also associated with warfare and is often depicted with a shield, helmet, and spear. She embodies the combination of wisdom and strength, making her the ideal goddess for both wisdom and war.

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  • 3. 

    Who is the father of Odysseus and the suitor to Penelope?

    • A.

      Laertes

    • B.

      Alcinoos

    • C.

      Apollo

    • D.

      Hermes

    Correct Answer
    A. Laertes
    Explanation
    Laertes is the correct answer because in Greek mythology, he is known as the father of Odysseus and the suitor to Penelope. He is a character in Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey, and plays a significant role in the story. Laertes is depicted as an old and wise man who is loyal to his son and helps him in his journey back home. He also plays a part in the final battle against the suitors of Penelope. Therefore, Laertes fits the description given in the question.

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  • 4. 

    The son of Odysseus is...

    • A.

      Calypso

    • B.

      Eumaios

    • C.

      Telemachus

    • D.

      Eurymachus

    Correct Answer
    C. Telemachus
    Explanation
    Telemachus is the correct answer because he is the son of Odysseus in Greek mythology. In Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, Telemachus is depicted as a young prince who embarks on a journey to find his father and reclaim their kingdom from suitors. He plays a significant role in the story, showing courage and maturity as he navigates through various challenges. Telemachus is a central character in The Odyssey and is widely recognized as Odysseus' son.

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  • 5. 

    Eumaios'_________greet Telemachos.

    • A.

      Cats

    • B.

      Dogs

    • C.

      Goats

    • D.

      Unicorns

    Correct Answer
    B. Dogs
    Explanation
    Eumaios, a character in Greek mythology, is known for his loyalty and close bond with dogs. Dogs are often associated with loyalty, protection, and companionship. Therefore, it is likely that Eumaios would greet Telemachos with dogs, as they are his preferred choice of companions.

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  • 6. 

    Odysseus is disguised as what?

    • A.

      A beggar/stranger

    • B.

      Zeus

    • C.

      Nestor

    • D.

      None of the above: he's not in diguise

    Correct Answer
    A. A beggar/stranger
    Explanation
    In the epic poem "The Odyssey," Odysseus disguises himself as a beggar/stranger in order to conceal his true identity and assess the loyalty of his subjects upon his return to Ithaca. This disguise allows him to gather information and plan his strategy to reclaim his kingdom from the suitors who have taken over his palace. By appearing as a beggar, Odysseus is able to observe the true nature of those around him and ultimately reveal himself when the time is right.

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  • 7. 

    Where is Penelope?

    • A.

      Pylos

    • B.

      Sparta

    • C.

      Troy

    • D.

      At home in Ithaca

    Correct Answer
    D. At home in Ithaca
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "at home in Ithaca". This answer is based on the context of the question, which implies that Penelope is being asked about her current location. Out of the given options, "at home in Ithaca" is the most likely answer as it suggests that Penelope is in her hometown. Pylos, Sparta, and Troy are all different locations, but the question specifically asks about Penelope's whereabouts, implying that she is expected to be at her home in Ithaca.

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  • 8. 

    Athena is disguised as...?

    • A.

      Arete

    • B.

      Dido

    • C.

      She's not in disguise

    • D.

      Penelope

    Correct Answer
    C. She's not in disguise
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She's not in disguise" because the question is asking about Athena's disguise and the answer states that she is not disguised as anyone. This implies that Athena is not hiding her true identity and is appearing as herself.

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  • 9. 

    What does Eumaios make a seat for Telemachos with? 

    • A.

      Sticks and fleece

    • B.

      Stone

    • C.

      He doesn't make a seat

    • D.

      Eumaios brings over another chair

    Correct Answer
    A. Sticks and fleece
    Explanation
    Eumaios makes a seat for Telemachos with sticks and fleece. This implies that Eumaios uses these materials to create a makeshift chair or cushion for Telemachos to sit on. The sticks provide a structure for the seat, while the fleece adds comfort and padding. This demonstrates Eumaios' resourcefulness and hospitality towards Telemachos, as he goes out of his way to ensure his guest's comfort.

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  • 10. 

    What is Eumaios's other name?

    • A.

      Shepherd

    • B.

      Homer

    • C.

      Swineherd

    • D.

      Goatherd

    Correct Answer
    C. Swineherd
    Explanation
    Eumaios's other name is Swineherd. This is evident from the fact that a swineherd is someone who takes care of pigs, and Eumaios is described as a loyal servant who tends to Odysseus's pigs in Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey.

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  • 11. 

    What does Odysseus have the messenger tell Penelope? 

    • A.

      He is leaving her

    • B.

      Telemachos is dead

    • C.

      He is married to Alcinoos' daughter

    • D.

      He's in the country

    Correct Answer
    D. He's in the country
    Explanation
    Odysseus has the messenger tell Penelope that he is in the country.

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  • 12. 

    Eurymachos tells Penelope that...? 

    • A.

      He loves her

    • B.

      The suitors are the gods in disguise

    • C.

      They no plan to kill her son

    • D.

      He is going to kill her

    Correct Answer
    C. They no plan to kill her son
    Explanation
    Eurymachos tells Penelope that they have no plan to kill her son.

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  • 13. 

    How does Penelope go to sleep? 

    • A.

      One of her maids wacks her with a frying pan

    • B.

      Athena blesses her with sweet sleep

    • C.

      She listens to soothing music

    • D.

      Apollo, the god of prophecy, shows her a vision that Odysseus and Telemachos are alright

    Correct Answer
    B. Athena blesses her with sweet sleep
    Explanation
    Penelope goes to sleep because Athena blesses her with sweet sleep.

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  • 14. 

    How does the book end? 

    • A.

      The eat and go to sleep

    • B.

      Calypso recaptures Odysseus

    • C.

      Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, kills the suitors

    • D.

      Telemachos falls off a cliff

    Correct Answer
    A. The eat and go to sleep
  • 15. 

    What do the dogs do to Telemachos when they first see him? 

    • A.

      They bark at him

    • B.

      They attack him

    • C.

      Eumaios calls them off

    • D.

      The greet him calmly

    Correct Answer
    D. The greet him calmly
    Explanation
    The dogs greet Telemachos calmly when they first see him.

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  • 16. 

    Where does this book take place? 

    • A.

      Eumaios' hut in Ithaca

    • B.

      Eumaios' hut in Athens

    • C.

      Eumaios' hut in Pylos

    • D.

      Eumaios' hut in Corinth

    Correct Answer
    A. Eumaios' hut in Ithaca
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eumaios' hut in Ithaca. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question, where the location of the book is mentioned as Eumaios' hut. Additionally, it specifies that the hut is in Ithaca, which indicates that the book takes place in this particular setting.

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  • 17. 

    Who is Laertes? 

    • A.

      Telemachos' grandfather

    • B.

      Odysseus' father

    • C.

      A suitor to Penelope

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Laertes is all of the above. He is Telemachos' grandfather, Odysseus' father, and also a suitor to Penelope. This means that Laertes has multiple roles and relationships within the story of Odysseus and his family.

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  • 18. 

    How does Telemachos react when the un-disguised Odysseus tells him that he is his father? 

    • A.

      He faints

    • B.

      He does not believe Odysseus

    • C.

      He runs to him crying "Daddy!"

    • D.

      He laughs in his face

    Correct Answer
    B. He does not believe Odysseus
    Explanation
    Telemachos reacts to the un-disguised Odysseus by not believing him. This could be due to the fact that Odysseus has been absent for a long time, and Telemachos may have grown up without a father figure in his life. Additionally, Odysseus may have changed physically during his absence, making it difficult for Telemachos to recognize him. Telemachos may also be skeptical due to the numerous suitors who have taken over his home in Odysseus' absence, causing him to question the legitimacy of Odysseus' claim.

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  • 19. 

    How do Odysseus and Telemachos get home? 

    • A.

      By boat

    • B.

      They walk

    • C.

      The gods transport them

    • D.

      The ride horses

    Correct Answer
    B. They walk
    Explanation
    Odysseus and Telemachos get home by walking. This means that they physically travel on foot to reach their destination. It suggests that they do not rely on any external means of transportation such as boats, horses, or the intervention of gods. Walking implies a long and arduous journey, emphasizing the determination and resilience of the characters to return home.

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  • 20. 

    Eumaios lives in a...?

    • A.

      Hut

    • B.

      Cave

    • C.

      Tree house

    • D.

      Maison

    Correct Answer
    A. Hut
    Explanation
    Eumaios lives in a hut, which is a small and simple dwelling typically made of natural materials such as wood or mud. This type of living arrangement is commonly found in rural or remote areas, where resources and infrastructure may be limited. Living in a hut suggests a modest and humble lifestyle, in contrast to more elaborate and modern forms of housing.

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