Odyssey Revision 1

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Odyssey Quizzes & Trivia

Year 11 - Revision quiz for Paper 1 - The Odyssey


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who helps Odysseus after he has been washed up on the shores of Phaeacia?
    • A. 

      Circe

    • B. 

      Nausicaa

    • C. 

      Calypso

    • D. 

      Hermes

    • E. 

      Ino

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the Cyclops that eats Odysseus' men?
    • A. 

      Polyphemus

    • B. 

      Telemachus

    • C. 

      Zeus

    • D. 

      Poseidon

    • E. 

      Alcinous

  • 3. 
    Who persuaded Zeus to send a message to Calypso ordering her to free Odysseus?
    • A. 

      Poseidon

    • B. 

      Hermes

    • C. 

      Telemachus

    • D. 

      Circe

    • E. 

      Athene

  • 4. 
    Which group of people destroy all but one of Odysseus' ships?
    • A. 

      Cicones

    • B. 

      Laestrygonians

    • C. 

      Cyclopes

    • D. 

      Phaeacians

    • E. 

      Spartans

  • 5. 
    Which of these does Odysseus not do to help his men escape from the Cyclops?
    • A. 

      Hide his men under sheep and goats

    • B. 

      Tell the Cyclops that his name is Nobody

    • C. 

      Move the stone blocking the door using a lever

    • D. 

      Give the Cyclops wine to get him drunk

    • E. 

      Drive a sharpened stake into the Cylcops' eye

  • 6. 
    What is the name of Nausicaa's father?
    • A. 

      Telemachus

    • B. 

      Polyphemus

    • C. 

      Hyperion

    • D. 

      Alcinous

    • E. 

      Scylla

  • 7. 
    Why does Nausicaa not run away when she meets Odysseus?
    • A. 

      She is blind and so cannot see him

    • B. 

      Her father insisted that she helped all strangers

    • C. 

      Athene gives her courage

    • D. 

      She wants to find out more about Odysseus

    • E. 

      She does not want to look scared in front of her maids

  • 8. 
    What do Odysseus' men do when they reach the island of the Cicones?
    • A. 

      Go to meet Circe in her house

    • B. 

      Discuss with Alcinous the best way back to Ithaca

    • C. 

      Find shelter in the forests to escape wild animals

    • D. 

      Attack the island and steal food and women

    • E. 

      Meet the king of the Cicones to discuss the way home

  • 9. 
    Why does Odysseys not fall under Circe's spell?
    • A. 

      He tells her his name is Nobody

    • B. 

      He threatens her with his sword

    • C. 

      He eats moly

    • D. 

      They sleep together

    • E. 

      Athene protects him from the potiton

  • 10. 
    How long does Odysseus spend on Circe's island?
    • A. 

      One year

    • B. 

      Two years

    • C. 

      Five years

    • D. 

      Ten years

    • E. 

      Twenty Years

  • 11. 
    What precaution does Odysseus take against the Sirens?
    • A. 

      He gets his men to shoot at them with bows.

    • B. 

      They keep a distance from the island so as not to get caught.

    • C. 

      Athene provides a protective cloud to help the ship get past.

    • D. 

      Odysseus ties his men to the mast of the ship so they cannot jump overboard.

    • E. 

      Odysseus uses wax to block the ears of his men against the Sirens' song.

  • 12. 
    How many men are eaten by Scylla?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      Eight

    • E. 

      Ten

  • 13. 
    How many times a day does Charybdis swallow the ocean?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Three

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Nine

    • E. 

      Twenty

  • 14. 
    Why does Zeus summon a storm that wrecks Odysseus' ship and kills his men?
    • A. 

      Odysseus' men eat Hyperion's cattle.

    • B. 

      Poseidon asked Zeus to punish Odysseus.

    • C. 

      Odysseus' men failed to make a sacrifice to Hyperion.

    • D. 

      Zeus wants to punish the men for blinding the Cyclops.

    • E. 

      It was an accident - Zeus didn't mean to do it.

  • 15. 
    On whose island is Odysseus washed up after Zeus wrecked his ship?
    • A. 

      The Cyclops

    • B. 

      Circe

    • C. 

      Calypso

    • D. 

      Alcinous

    • E. 

      The Cicones

  • 16. 
    Why does Calypso want to keep Odysseus on her island?
    • A. 

      She wants to punish him for angering Poseidon.

    • B. 

      She wants him to help her build a greater palace.

    • C. 

      She is in love with him.

    • D. 

      She wants to show the gods that a goddess and a mortal can be together.

    • E. 

      She doesn't want to keep him.