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Barron's Booknotes-The Odyssey by Homer

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A STEP BEYOND

TESTS AND ANSWERS

TEST 1

_____ 1. The first appearance of Odysseus in The Odyssey finds him

A. in the court of the Phoenicians
B. in Ithaka
C. on Kalypso's island

_____ 2. The god who is least inclined to assist Odysseus on the latter's homeward journey is

A. Poseidon
B. Zeus
C. Hermes

_____ 3. Telemakhos sets out to

A. seek Athena's help
B. find his father
C. make peace with the suitors

_____ 4. The saying that best illustrates Odysseus' adventure with Skylla and Kharybdis is

A. "All's well that ends well"
B. "Out of the frying pan, into the fire"
C. "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"



_____ 5. Odysseus weeps when he hears a minstrel sing of

A. Poseidon's wrath
B. Akhilleus' death
C. Telemakhos' birth

_____ 6. Teiresias is

A. a minor god
B. a blind prophet
C. the keeper of the gate to the underworld

_____ 7. Eurykleia recognizes Odysseus by

A. a scar
B. his clothes
C. a birthmark

_____ 8. What Kirke and the Seirenes have in common is that they

A. can change the form of men
B. tempt and destroy men
C. befriend Odysseus

_____ 9. Nausikaa is

A. Odysseus' dog
B. a beautiful princess
C. Odysseus' childhood nurse

_____ 10. Of the following, the one whose life is spared by Odysseus is

A. Antinoos
B. Phemios
C. Melanthios

11. Describe Homer's narrative technique or storytelling style, giving five examples from The Odyssey.

12. Discuss Telemakhos as a developing character.

13. Analyze the personality of Odysseus as portrayed by Homer, giving three examples from The Odyssey.

14. Discuss the triumph of good over evil in The Odyssey.

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