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.

  1. What did Euryalus, at King Alcinous' command, bestow upon Odysseus in order to assuage his anger?

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

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  3. What does Alcinoös do to honor his guest, Odysseus?

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

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  5. For what is Odysseus insulted by Euryalus?

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