The Odyssey Overview Quiz

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Question Difficulty
2
(82% get this right)

Question 1

This plant makes the sailors forget about home:

a.
Fennel
b.
Lotus
c.
Ambrosia
d.
Hemlock
Question Difficulty
2
(87% get this right)

Question 2

Which goddess urges Telemachus to seek his father?

a.
Athene
b.
Hera
c.
Juno
d.
Circe
Question Difficulty
5
(54% get this right)

Question 3

What does Menelaus give to Telemachus?

a.
A bow and arrow
b.
A shield and sword
c.
A silver and gold bowl
d.
His family crest
Question Difficulty
1
(90% get this right)

Question 4

Which god is angry at Odysseus at the beginning of the tale?

a.
Hermes
b.
Circe
c.
Poseidon
d.
Calypso
Question Difficulty
4
(69% get this right)

Question 5

What magical quality do the ships Alcinoös offers Odysseus posses?

a.
They can become invisible
b.
They are propelled by sea monsters
c.
They can fly
d.
They can reach any worldly destination in and return in just one day
Question Difficulty
3
(71% get this right)

Question 6

Who rescues Odysseus from Calypso?

a.
Menelaus
b.
Hermes
c.
Proteus
d.
Zeus
Question Difficulty
4
(65% get this right)

Question 7

Whose council does Telemachus seek for his journey?

a.
Ajax
b.
Laertes
c.
Jason
d.
Nestor
Question Difficulty
2
(84% get this right)

Question 8

On whose island is Odysseus imprisoned?

a.
Calypso
b.
Cyclops
c.
Sirens
d.
Menotaur
Question Difficulty
3
(75% get this right)

Question 9

How is Odysseus able to resist the Siren’s song?

a.
He plugs his ears with grease
b.
He swallows Circe’s potion
c.
He has his crew tie him to the mast
d.
He dives underwater, swimming alongside the ship until they pass
Question Difficulty
2
(81% get this right)

Question 10

Which immortal turns Odysseus’s men into pigs?

a.
Sirens
b.
Circe
c.
Poseidon
d.
Cyclops

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