Unit Test

Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.Neither reply nor pity came from him, but in one stride he clutched at my companions and caught two in his hands like squirming puppies to beat their brains out, spattering the floor. Then he dismembered them and made his meal, gaping and crunching like a mountain lion—everything: innards, flesh, and marrow bones.What can be inferred about the Cyclops? He is savage and brutal like a wild animal.
Read this paragraph.Biology 101 with Professor Ramirez is the most challenging course I have ever taken. Though every inspiring class session includes exhaustive note taking and time-consuming lab work, I enjoy the material. The entertaining lectures are instructive, and all the students remain engaged throughout the hour.Which words from the paragraph support the conclusion that Professor Ramirez is a demanding teacher? Check all that apply. challengingexhaustive note takingtime-consuming lab work
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.At this he gave a mighty sob and rumbled: ‘Now comes the weird upon me, spoken of old.A wizard, grand and wondrous, lived here—Telemus,a son of Euryinus; great length of dayshe had in wizardry among the Cyclopes,and these things he foretold for time to come: my great eye lost, and at Odysseus’ hands.Always I had in mind some giant, armed in giant force, would come against me here.But this, but you—small, pitiful and twiggy—you put me down with wine, you blinded me. Come back, Odysseus, and I’ll treat you well, praying the god of earthquake to befriend you—his son I am, for he by his avowalfathered me, and if he will, he mayheal me of this black wound—he and no other of all the happy gods or mortal men.’Why does the Cyclops invite Odysseus back to the island? He realizes that Odysseus was destined to take his eye.
Odysseus is called to adventure when he ________. leaves home to join the Trojan war
Use the dictionary entry for lore to answer the question.lorelore [‘lor] nounfrom Old English leornian1. something that is taught2. something that is learned3. a body of tradition4. the space between the eye and the bill in a bird5. the space between the eye and the mouth in a reptile or fishUse context clues to choose the sentence that best uses the third definition of the word lore. Jasmine’s grandmother passed all of the family’s lore on to the younger generation.
Read the excerpt from Part 2 of The Odyssey.his chores being all dispatched, he caught another brace of men to make his breakfast, and whisked away his great door slab to let his sheep go through—but he, behind,reset the stone as one would cap a quiver.Which statement best explains the simile in this excerpt? The Cyclops’ effort to move the stone is compared to a simple task, showing his strength.
Which homophone best completes the sentence?________ not going to believe what I just heard about the principal. You’re
Being reunited with Penelope is which part of Odysseus’s epic journey? his return home
What does Odysseus do on the island of Cicones that best shows the trait of leadership? After he and his men land on the island and plunder for goods, Odysseus commands them to return quickly to the ship so they can safely set sail.
Which is an example of a direct quotation? Dr. W. Wharton explains, “Zeus was the king of the gods, ruler of sky, weather, law, and fate.”
Read the excerpt from The Odyssey.I shall not see on earth a place more dear, though I have been detained long by Calypso,loveliest among goddesses, who held me in her smooth caves, to be her heart’s delight, as Circe of Aeaea, the enchantress,desired me, and detained me in her hall. But in my heart I never gave consent. Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass his own home and his parents? In far lands he shall not, though he find a house of gold.What characteristics of Odysseus, the story’s epic hero, are most shown in this excerpt? character and loyalty
In The Odyssey – Amphimedon, what motivates Odysseus to dress as a beggar? He wants revenge against the suitors.
In The Odyssey – Elpenor, the rituals that Odysseus performs on the island show that the ancient Greeks respected and honored the dead.
In organizing the events of Odysseus’s quest, why would the text in The Odyssey – Elpenor be labeled as part of the road of trials? It shows Odysseus encountering supernatural beings.
Read the passage from The Odyssey – Elpenor.By nightour ship ran onward toward the Ocean’s bourne,the realm and region of the Men of Winter,hidden in mist and cloud. Never the flamingeye of Helios lights on those menat morning, when he climbs the sky of stars, nor in descending earthward out of heaven;ruinous night being rove over those wretches.For Odysseus and his men, the loss of Helios, the sun, symbolizes a loss of hope.
Read the passage from The Odyssey – Elpenor.By nightour ship ran onward toward the Ocean’s bourne,the realm and region of the Men of Winter,hidden in mist and cloud. Never the flamingeye of Helios lights on those menat morning, when he climbs the sky of stars, nor in descending earthward out of heaven;ruinous night being rove over those wretches.Which is the best paraphrase of the passage? It’s always dark where the Men of Winter live.
The Odyssey – Elpenor is an epic poem because it features a(n) character summoning and talking to the dead.
Read the paraphrase.Although I was sad to see my mother’s dead ghost, I didn’t speak with her because I needed to talk to a different ghost.Which excerpt from The Odyssey – Teiresais is this paraphrasing? Seeing this ghost I grieved, but held her off, through pang on pang of tears, till I should know the presence of Teiresias.
Read the passage from The Odyssey – Teiresias.But anguish lies ahead;the god who thunders on the land prepares it,not to be shaken from your track, implacable,in rancor for the son whose eye you blinded.One narrow strait may take you through his blows:denial of yourself, restraint of shipmates.When you make landfall on Thrinakia firstand quit the violet sea, dark on the landyou’ll find the grazing herds of Heliosby whom all things are seen, all speech is known.Avoid those kine, hold fast to your intent,and hard seafaring brings you all to Ithaka.But if you raid the beeves, I see destructionfor ship and crew.Which theme is reflected in the passage? Long-term goals are more important than short-term gains.
In The Odyssey – Teiresias, when Teiresias describes the conflicts that Odysseus will face, how do these conflicts relate to the story’s theme? The conflicts reveal the theme.
Read the passage from The Odyssey – Teiresias.One narrow strait may take you through his blows:denial of yourself, restraint of shipmates.When you make landfall on Thrinakia firstand quit the violet sea, dark on the landyou’ll find the grazing herds of Heliosby whom all things are seen, all speech is known.Avoid those kine, hold fast to your intent,and hard seafaring brings you all to Ithaka.But if you raid the beeves, I see destructionfor ship and crew.Which excerpt from the passage best identifies the conflict that Teiresias predicts as partially a character versus character conflict? restraint of shipmates
Read the passage from The Odyssey – Penelope.Ruses served my turnto draw the time out—first a close-grained webI had the happy thought to set up weavingon my big loom in the hall.Which word from the passage best explains what the web in the passage symbolizes? ruses
Read the passage from The Odyssey – Penelope.Ruses serve my turnto draw the time out—first a close-grained webI had the happy thought to set up weavingon my big loom in the hall. I said, that day:’Young men—my suitors, now my lord is deadlet me finish my weaving before I marry,or else my thread will have been spun in vain.It is a shroud I weave for Lord Laerteswhen cold Death comes to lay him on his bier.The country wives would hold me in dishonorif he, with all his fortune, lay unshrouded.’I reached their hearts that way, and they agreed.So every day I wove on the great loom,but every night by torchlight I unwove it;and so for three years I deceived the Akhaians.Which line from the passage best shows that Penelope is clever? and so for three years I deceived the Akhaians
Read the passage from The Odyssey – Penelope.”My lady, never a man in the wide worldshould have a fault to find with you. Your namehas gone out under heaven like the sweethonor of some god-fearing king, who rulesin equity over the strong: his black lands bearboth wheat and barley, fruit trees laden bright,new lambs at lambing time—and the deep seagives great hauls of fish by his good strategy,his folk fare well.”Based on the epic simile, the reader should envision Penelope as a queen who is conscientious.
From The Odyssey – Penelope, what can the reader predict about Odysseus and Penelope’s future relationship? They will resume their marriage, and they will happily rule together over their kingdom.

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