The Odyssey Film Guide

What does Odysseus say is “the proudest day of my life”? the day his son was born
To what city do Odysseus’ ships sail so that the men may fight an opposing army? Troy
What does Odysseus tell Penelope she must do if he has not returned before their son has a beard on his face? she must remarry
On the ship, what does the goddess Athena tell Odysseus he is to do? defeat the Trojans
Who is the “defenter of Troy”; its greatest warrior? Hector
Finish the words of the soothsayer: “Beware the __________ and their ____________.” Beware the Greeks and their Gifts
What do Odysseus and his men build that finally allows them to enter the gates of the opposing army? a Trojan horse
How many years have they fought the war? 10 years
What does Poseidon say Odysseus will do as a result of Odysseus’ pride and arrogance? never go back to ithica
When the cyclops asks for his name, what does Odysseus answer? Why doesn’t he give his real name? nobody; to trick him
How does Poseidon separate Odysseus’ ship from the others in the fleet and prevent Odysseus from returning home? he made the sea foggy so they couldn’t see
How do Odysseus and his men escape the cyclops’ cave? they stabbed him in the eye and ran
Who speaks to Odysseus at the waterfall where Odysseus collects water? Aeolus god of wind
Why does he want to help Odysseus? he thinks Posiedon is arrogant and odysseus is the first mortal to use his mind
What does the god at the waterfall give Odysseus? bag of wind
On the island of the goddess Circe, one of Odysseus’s men is turned into a ________________. pig
How does O’s mother die? she drowned herself
How long do O and his men remain on the island of Circe? How is she able to keep them there for so long? 5 years;
Where must O travel to gain information on how to return home? the underworld
Why have the noblemen come to see Penelope? to marry her
What was the one item that O carried into the underworld? a goat
Tiresias; “It is the ____________ itself that makes up your life.” journey
What does Tiresias say that O should look for in order to find his way home? Thrincia
What person from his past does Odysseus see in the Underworld? his mother
Penelope promises the nobleman that she will choose a husband from among them when she finishes _______________________. her tapestry
Describe the monster that O and his men encounter in the Straits of Seylla. a 3 headed snake
How many of O’s men are lost traveling through the Strait of Seylla? all of them
Why do Calypso’s maids giggle when the see Odysseus? he is the first man they have ever seen
Athena: “The gods must _____________ for man what man ______________ for himself.” not do; must do
Where does Athena tell Telemachus to sail to in search of his father? Sparta
How does Penelope keep Odysseus’s shroud in an unfinished state? she rips it at night
After O returns to the island of Ithaca, how does Athene changes his appearance so he won’t be recognized? she turns him into beggar
What are the Suitor’s plans for Telemachus? to kill him
How is the woman servant able to identify Odysseus? the scar on his leg
What task does Penelope tell the suitors that they must perform to win her hand in marriage? shoot an arrow cleanly through all the axes
What happens to the suitors at the end of the film? they died
According to Odysseus, what was the suitors’ crime? trying to steal his world

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