Philoctetes

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Philoctetes

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  • 1. 
    Why was Philoctetes originally left at Lemnos?
    • A. 

      It was an accident

    • B. 

      He was not pulling his weight

    • C. 

      He had an infection

    • D. 

      He requested to stay behind

  • 2. 
    What special object is Neoptolemus sent to steal from Philoctetes?
    • A. 

      The shield of Ajax

    • B. 

      The bow of Hercules

    • C. 

      The thunderbolts of Zeus

    • D. 

      The sword of Peleus

  • 3. 
    How does Odysseus convince Neoptolemus to deceive Philoctetes?
    • A. 

      He promises him honor

    • B. 

      He bribes him with money

    • C. 

      He blackmails him

    • D. 

      He asks nicely

  • 4. 
    How did Philoctetes develop his infection?
    • A. 

      He was born with it

    • B. 

      He wandered into poison ivy

    • C. 

      He was bitten by a snake

    • D. 

      He was cursed by the gods

  • 5. 
    How does Neoptolemus gain Philoctetes' trust?
    • A. 

      He tells him his lineage

    • B. 

      He promises to take him home

    • C. 

      He says he was also wronged by Odysseus

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    How long has Philoctetes been at Lemnos?
    • A. 

      1 year

    • B. 

      5 years

    • C. 

      10 years

    • D. 

      20 years

  • 7. 
    Why does Odysseus think Philoctetes is the key to defeating Troy?
    • A. 

      He had a dream about it

    • B. 

      It was part of a prophecy

    • C. 

      He is a fierce warrior

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Neoptolemus eventually confesses to Philoctetes their plan to take him to Troy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Why does Neoptolemus decide to return the special object to Philoctetes?
    • A. 

      The object was cursed

    • B. 

      The object was taken unfairly

    • C. 

      To spite Odysseus

    • D. 

      The object didn't work properly

  • 10. 
    Who ultimately puts a stop to Neoptolemus and Philoctetes' plan to sail to Oetea?
    • A. 

      Neoptolemus

    • B. 

      Philoctetes

    • C. 

      Odysseus

    • D. 

      Hercules