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Which goddess often assists Odysseus and Telemachus, and speaks up for them in the councils of the gods on Mount Olympus?
a) Calypso
b) Athena
c) Circe
d) Melantho

Odysseus left Penelope bound for what city?
a) Orina
b) Athens
c) Sparta
d) Troy

Who transforms Odysseus’s sailors into pigs?
a) Calypso
b) Athena
c) Poisedon
d) Circe

In about what year was the Odyssey composed?
a) C.E. 1590
b) 700 B.C.E.
c) 200 B.C.E.
d) 1200 B.C.E.

Who kills Antinous’s father?
a) Eumaeus
b) Odysseus
c) Telemachus
d) Laertes

What does Tiresias warn Odysseus not to harm on his voyage?
a) The eagle of the Moon
b) The serpent of the Seas
c) The badger of the mountains
d) The cattle of the Sun

What happens to the disloyal maids after they clean the blood from the great hall?
a) they are hanged
b) they are forgiven
c) they are banished from the palace
d) they are whipped

How old is Telemachus at the start of the epic?
a) a baby
b) in his early teens
c) in his early twenties
d) in his thirties

Of what did Odysseus’s mother die of?
a) Grief
b) Old age
c) spear to the heart
d) drowning

How long does Odysseus spend on Calypso’s island?
a) One year
b) Seven years
c) ten years
d) twelve years

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