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In total, Odysseus has been away from home for
a) 10 years b) 20 years c) d)
Odysseus proved he was cunning by
a) placing wax in his crew member's ears b) stringing the bow and shooting the arrow c) d)
The suitors show that they are
a) greedy b) considerate c) d)
Odysseus proved to his wife that he was truly her husband when he
a) showed the scar on his foot b) revealed how he built his bed c) d)
After the Cyclops was blinded, Odysseus and his mean escaped by
a) another cyclops' help b) hiding under the bellies of sheep c) d)
The effect of the Lotus plant on Odysseus' men is most similarto the effct of
a) poison b) addictive drugs c) d)
Odysseus wandered the seas for ten years because...
a) he offended the god Poseidon b) his country lost the Trojan War c) d)
Suitor who won't give Odysseus food and threw a chair at him
a) Telemachus b) Penelope c) Antinous d) Zeus
Odysseus' son who fought with him against the suitors
a) Telemachus b) Penelope c) Antinous d) Zeus
Sunk Odysseus' ship because the other gods complained
a) Telemachus b) Penelope c) Athena d) Zeus
Locked Odysseus in a cave, and asked his father to curse him
a) Scylla b) Sirens c) Cyclops d) Helios
Became very angry when his cattle were eaten
a) Odysseus b) Sirens c) Cyclops d) Helios
Monster that lives next to Charybdis and ate 6 men
a) Scylla b) Odysseus c) Cyclops d) Helios
Beautiful creatures that lure sailors to their death by singing
a) Scylla b) Sirens c) Cyclops d) Helios
Told his men not to worry while hurling insults at an angry Cyclops
a) Scylla b) Odysseus c) Sirens d) Helios
A writing technique; the story begins in the middle of things
a) In media res b) Invocation of the Muse c) Homeric Simile d) Epithet
A descriptive phrase used to characterize someone
a) In media res b) Homeric Simile c) Invocation of the Muse d) Epithet
Calling on, or asking the goddesses for creative help
a) In media res b) Invocation of the Muses c) Homeric Simile d) Epithet
Who helps Odyssey in the battle against the suitors?
a) Penelope b) the servants c) d)
An elaborate comparison of unlike subjects using As... So.
a) In media res b) Invocation of the Muse c) Epithet d) Homeric Simile
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