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How is Odysseus able to listen safely to the Sirens’ song?
a) Athena makes the Sirens appear ugly to him.
b) He eats a lotus flower, rendering him unable to swim to the Sirens’ island.
c) He has his men bind him to the ship’s mast.
d) He isn’t; he plugs his ears with wax as the ship passes the Sirens’ island.

Eurycleia recognizes Odysseus based on what distinguishing feature?
a) His cunning
b) A scar on his leg
c) His voice
d) His kindness

Menelaus is king of which city?
a) Pylos
b) Argos
c) Athens
d) Sparta

Who has an affair with Eurymachus?
a) Melantho
b) Helen
c) Circe
d) Athena

Who first finds Odysseus on the island of Scheria?
a) Telemachus
b) King Alcinous
c) Circe
d) Nausicaa

Who is Argos?
a) The master of the winds
b) Penelope’s chief suitor
c) The Cyclops
d) Odysseus’s old dog

Which plant makes the sailors forget their desire to return home?
a) Lotus
b) Poppy
c) Hemlock
d) Lethe-root

How does Athena disguise herself to make preparations for Telemachus’s journey?
a) as a beggar
b) as Antinous
c) as Mentor

In Penelope’s archery contest, through how many axes must Odysseus fire his arrow?
a) 2
b) 8
c) 12
d) 30

Who begs Odysseus to bury him?
a) Laertes
b) Polyphemus
c) Elpenor
d) Achilles

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