the Odyssey unit test

. Part 1 of the Odyssey is mainly about Odysseus’ . heroic deeds
Which of the following quotations contains a description of an epic hero? “Now I let go with hands and feet, plunging / straight into the foam beside thetimbers, / pulled astride, and rowed hard with my hands / to pass by Scylla.”
The epithet “Laertes’ son,” frequently applied to Odysseus, emphasizes Odysseus’ loyalty to his family.
Which statement most accurately describes the role of Zeus in Odysseus’ adventures? Zeus controls the weather by which Odysseus sails.
Which aspect of Odysseus’ character keeps him from giving his heart to Calypso or to Circe? He is eager to get back to Ithaca.
While Odysseus’ men want to steal the Cyclops’ cheeses and animals and depart immediately, Odysseuswishes to see what “the cave man … had to offer.” Considering Odysseus’ character, what might he behoping the Cyclops will offer? An exciting challenge
Which is the best rephrasing of the following lines?When the young Dawn with fingertips of roselit up the world, the Cyclops built a fire At daybreak, the Cyclops built a fire.
Which trait does Odysseus demonstrate by lying about his name to the Cyclops? Creativity
What is the meaning of Polyphemus’ words in the following lines?’Let him lose all companions, and returnunder strange sail to bitter days at home.’ Let Odysseus return home, alone and troubled.
Odysseus demonstrates the realistic, human side of his character when he weeps upon meeting Elpenor’s ghost in Hades
Which character trait does Odysseus display when he listens to the Sirens’ song? Self-sacrifice
. What is demonstrated by Odysseus’ failure to wake up and prevent his men from slaughtering the sungod’s cattle? The power of the gods
Odysseus’ comment to Telemachus, “This is not princely, to be swept / away by wonder at your father’spresence,” means that ancient Greek princes: showed little emotion.
Which of the following sentences best summarizes the Argus episode? Odysseus’ faithful dog Argus, weak through neglect and abuse, wags his tail at the soundof Odysseus’ voice, and then he dies
The episode about Argus, Odysseus’ dog, is important to the overall plot of Part 2 because it emphasizes the length of Odysseus’ absence from home
Which of Telemachus’ actions best demonstrates his obedience to his father? His silence when Antinous confronts Odysseus
What is one result of Odysseus’ initial exchange with the suitor Antinous? Penelope summons the “beggar” Odysseus and questions him
The episode in which Penelope invites the old beggar to her room is important because it allows suspense to build
Why does the disguised Odysseus make up a story and tell Penelope that her husband will be home soon? To prepare Penelope emotionally for recognizing and welcoming her husband
Which character traits does Penelope reveal in Part 2 of the Odyssey? Prudence and loyalty
Which of Odysseus’ traits allows his triumph in the bow-and-arrow challenge that Penelope sets for hersuitors? His skill as a marksman
Which of the following best summarizes the conflict in Part 2 of the Odyssey? Odysseus must deal forcefully with his wife’s suitors and determine her attitude towardhim
Whom did Telemachus visit at Pylos? Nestor
Who took Helen from her husband to start the Trojan war? Paris
who killed Agamemnon on his return from Troy? Clytemnestra
Which of the following was a suitor seeking Penelope’s hand in marriage while Odysseus was away from home? Antinous
For whom does Penelope weave a shroud each day only to unravel her work each night? Laertes
Who is the loyal swineherd who offers Odysseus hospitality when he arrives back on Ithaca? Eumaeus

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