The Odyssey Book 17 Quiz

After his long absence, Odysseus has finally returned home. But he is greeted by only one friend. Do you recall who this friend is and why he alone recognizes the hero? Be sure you recall this incident and more by taking this quiz over Book 17 of The Odyssey from eNotes.

  1. Who recognizes Odysseus immediately despite his many years of absence?

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  2. How does Melanthius the goatherd react when he meets the beggar (Odysseus in disguise)?

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  3. True or False: Penelope is aware that the "beggar" is actually Odysseus

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  4. Who throws a stool at the disguised Odysseus?

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  5. What does Odysseus's dog do not long after his return?

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