The Odyssey Book 8 Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

The Odyssey Book 8 Quiz

Alcinoös commands that a grand feast be held to honor Odysseus. After the wining and dining, Alcinoös calls for an athletic competition. What happens when Odysseus is cajoled into participating? Be sure you recall the feast, the competition, and more by taking this quiz over Book 8 of The Odyssey from eNotes.

  • Question 1

    What does Alcinoös do to honor his guest, Odysseus?

  • Question 2

    What gift does Alcinoös bestow on Odysseus to try to assuage his anger?

  • Question 3

    For what is Odysseus insulted by Euryalus?

  • Question 4

    What is the subject of the song Demodocus sings that makes Odysseus weep?

  • Question 5

    True or False: Odysseus cannot throw the discus as far as the younger men

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