The Odyssey Book 20

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  • 1. 

    The suitors fail to notice that the wall has

    • A.

      Zeus' face

    • B.

      Blood

    • C.

      Odysseus' paintings

    • D.

      Water

    Correct Answer
    B. Blood
    Explanation
    The suitors fail to notice that the wall has blood. This suggests that they are not paying attention to their surroundings or are too preoccupied with their own desires and intentions. The presence of blood on the wall could also symbolize violence or danger, indicating that the suitors are oblivious to the potential consequences of their actions.

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  • 2. 

    In chapter 20 who/what is Odysseus angry at?

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Chimera

    • C.

      Suitors

    • D.

      Poseidon

    Correct Answer
    C. Suitors
    Explanation
    In chapter 20 of the story, Odysseus is angry at the suitors. These suitors have invaded his home and have been courting his wife, Penelope, while he has been away. Odysseus feels betrayed and disrespected by their actions, as they are disrespecting his marriage and attempting to take over his kingdom. His anger towards the suitors is a driving force for his actions throughout the rest of the story.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following does Zeus send to Odysseus as a good omen

    • A.

      Rain

    • B.

      Thunder

    • C.

      Two-headed serpent

    • D.

      A key

    Correct Answer
    B. Thunder
    Explanation
    Zeus, the Greek god of thunder and the sky, sends thunder as a good omen to Odysseus. In Greek mythology, thunder was often associated with Zeus and seen as a sign of his presence and favor. Therefore, receiving thunder as a good omen from Zeus would indicate that Odysseus is being blessed or protected by the gods.

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  • 4. 

    Who is still faithful to Odysseus in book 20

    • A.

      A herdsman

    • B.

      His mother

    • C.

      His dog

    • D.

      His horse

    Correct Answer
    A. A herdsman
    Explanation
    In book 20 of the Odyssey, it is revealed that a herdsman named Eumaeus remains faithful to Odysseus. Despite the absence of Odysseus for many years, Eumaeus has remained loyal and has even protected Odysseus' home from intruders. This loyalty is demonstrated through his actions and his willingness to help Odysseus when he returns in disguise. Eumaeus' faithfulness is a testament to the enduring bond between him and Odysseus.

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  • 5. 

    Zeus also sends ______ as a sign of doom

    • A.

      An eagle with a dove in its talons

    • B.

      Tornados

    • C.

      Cyclopes

    • D.

      A two headed dragon

    Correct Answer
    A. An eagle with a dove in its talons
    Explanation
    In Greek mythology, Zeus is often associated with sending signs or omens to indicate impending doom. One of these signs is an eagle with a dove in its talons. The eagle is a symbol of power and strength, while the dove represents peace and innocence. The combination of the two in this imagery suggests a destructive force overpowering a peaceful entity, serving as a forewarning of imminent disaster.

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  • 6. 

    _________throws a cow’s hoof at Odysseus

    • A.

      Ctesippus

    • B.

      Athena

    • C.

      Telamachus

    • D.

      Artemis

    Correct Answer
    A. Ctesippus
    Explanation
    Ctesippus throws a cow's hoof at Odysseus.

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  • 7. 

    Who is planning Telemachus death

    • A.

      Penelope

    • B.

      The suitors

    • C.

      Poseidon

    • D.

      Agamemnon

    Correct Answer
    B. The suitors
    Explanation
    The suitors are planning Telemachus' death. This is evident from the context of the question, which is likely related to the famous Greek epic, The Odyssey. In the epic, Telemachus is the son of Odysseus and Penelope, and he is being pursued by a group of suitors who are trying to take over his father's kingdom. The suitors see Telemachus as a threat to their plans and therefore want to eliminate him.

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  • 8. 

    Who does the maid curse?

    • A.

      Odysseus

    • B.

      Poseidon

    • C.

      Zeus

    • D.

      The suitors

    Correct Answer
    D. The suitors
    Explanation
    The maid curses the suitors because they have been disrespectful and abusive towards her and her mistress, Penelope. Throughout the epic poem, "The Odyssey," the suitors have taken over Odysseus' home, consumed his resources, and pursued Penelope relentlessly in his absence. The maid, along with other loyal servants, holds a deep resentment towards the suitors for their actions, leading her to curse them.

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  • 9. 

    Who is against Odysseus in book 20

    • A.

      Telemachus

    • B.

      Zeus

    • C.

      Ctesippus

    • D.

      Philoetius

    Correct Answer
    C. Ctesippus
    Explanation
    In book 20 of the Odyssey, Ctesippus is shown to be against Odysseus. Ctesippus is one of the suitors who has been vying for Penelope's hand in marriage in Odysseus' absence. He is known for his disrespectful behavior towards Odysseus and his household, often mocking and insulting them. Ctesippus even throws an ox hoof at Odysseus during the beggar's test, displaying his hostility towards him. Therefore, it can be inferred that Ctesippus is against Odysseus in book 20.

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  • 10. 

    What event occurs that acts a bad omen to the suitors

    • A.

      They all fall asleep

    • B.

      The cattle die

    • C.

      Blood appears on the walls

    • D.

      The suitors are poisoned

    Correct Answer
    C. Blood appears on the walls
    Explanation
    In the context of the question, the event that acts as a bad omen to the suitors is the appearance of blood on the walls. This occurrence suggests a sense of impending doom or danger, creating a foreboding atmosphere. The presence of blood symbolizes violence, death, or a sinister presence, indicating that something ominous is about to happen.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following characters is in disguise in book 20

    • A.

      Odysseus mother

    • B.

      Penelope

    • C.

      Telemachus

    • D.

      Athena

    Correct Answer
    D. Athena
    Explanation
    In book 20 of the Odyssey, Athena disguises herself as a young man named Mentor. She does this to guide and advise Telemachus, Odysseus' son, in his journey to find his father. Athena's disguise allows her to interact with Telemachus without revealing her true identity and helps her to protect and support him throughout his quest.

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  • 12. 

    Which character is not a suitor

    • A.

      Ctesippus

    • B.

      Theoclymenus

    • C.

      Amphinomus

    • D.

      Philoetius

    Correct Answer
    D. Philoetius
    Explanation
    Ctesippus, Theoclymenus, and Amphinomus are all characters who are suitors, meaning they are interested in marrying Penelope. However, Philoetius is not a suitor.

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