The Odyssey Quiz Books 1-6

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The Odyssey Quiz Books 1-6 - Quiz

World Literature Honors summer quiz: The Odyssey, Books 1-6


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who does Athena disguise herself as before she goes to meet Telemachus?
    • A. 

      Mentes

    • B. 

      Zeus

    • C. 

      Penelope

  • 2. 
    What is the problem at Odysseues's home?
    • A. 

      His son is lazy and everything is falling apart.

    • B. 

      There are men trying to marry his wife.

    • C. 

      His servants have all run away.

  • 3. 
    Odysseus is loved by all of the gods except for whom?
    • A. 

      Zues

    • B. 

      Mentor

    • C. 

      Poseidon

  • 4. 
    What does Telemachus tell the men to do?
    • A. 

      Leave Ithica at once.

    • B. 

      Repair the golden calf.

    • C. 

      Make an offering to the gods.

  • 5. 
    How are the ship procured, rations gotten, and crew assembled?
    • A. 

      The citizens give them.

    • B. 

      Mentor gets them.

    • C. 

      Athena gets them.

  • 6. 
    What is Telemachus's first destination?
    • A. 

      Sparta

    • B. 

      Troy

    • C. 

      Pylos

  • 7. 
     According to Nestor, why had Odysseus and Melelaus separated on the way home from Troy?
    • A. 

      Odysseus stayed with Nestor.

    • B. 

      Odysseus stayed with Agamemnon.

    • C. 

      Odysseus stayed with Athena.

  • 8. 
     Aegisthus had killed whom?
    • A. 

      Agamemnon

    • B. 

      Zeus

    • C. 

      Nestor

  • 9. 
     Who avenges him?
    • A. 

      Hector

    • B. 

      Telemachus

    • C. 

      Orestes

  • 10. 
    Where does Telemachus find Menelaus?
    • A. 

      At a double wedding

    • B. 

      On the battlefield

    • C. 

      In the barn

  • 11. 
    For whom does Menelaus grieve most?
    • A. 

      His brother

    • B. 

      His son

    • C. 

      His wife

  • 12. 
    Why does Helen drug the wine?
    • A. 

      So she can sneak away.

    • B. 

      To liven up the party.

    • C. 

      So they forget their sorrows.

  • 13. 
    Who tells Calypso that she must release Odysseus?
    • A. 

      Mentor

    • B. 

      Hermes

    • C. 

      Zeus

  • 14. 
    How does he take to the wine dark sea?
    • A. 

      On a raft

    • B. 

      On a ship

    • C. 

      On a tugboat

  • 15. 
    How does Odysseus get on the island?
    • A. 

      Zues helps

    • B. 

      Hermes helps

    • C. 

      Athena helps

  • 16. 
    Who used to be the Phaeacians neighbors?
    • A. 

      Calypso

    • B. 

      Odysseus

    • C. 

      Cyclops

  • 17. 
    What does Nausicaa give Odysseus advice concerning?
    • A. 

      How to meet the king.

    • B. 

      How to meet the queen.

    • C. 

      How to walk through town.

  • 18. 
    In a dream, what does Athene suggest that Nausikaa, princess of the Phaeaceans do?
    • A. 

      Encourage her father and the suitors to leave.

    • B. 

      Marry Telemachus.

    • C. 

      Wash the palace clothing.

  • 19. 
    Why is this encounter so shocking to Nausicaa and her handmaidens?
    • A. 

      Everyone's naked and it's super awkward.

    • B. 

      Odysseus is naked and it's super awkward.

    • C. 

      The girls are naked and it's super awkward.

  • 20. 
    On hearing Nausicaa and her handmaidens, Odysseus decides to...
    • A. 

      Embrace Nausicaa's knees - as was customary for royalty.

    • B. 

      Remain hidden and plead his case unseen.

    • C. 

      Pray to Athena to intervene on his behalf.