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  1. The Odyssey Test Review Leach/ Flatt To be used with ActivExpressions Voting Pods

  2. The Odyssey test will be: • A total of 50 questions • 40 multiple choice • 10 matching names to quotes • Study this powerpoint well. • The test will be on: November 8th and 9th.

  3. Part I: The Wanderings The 10 year journey home after The Trojan War

  4. The men Odysseus sends to meet the Lotus Eaters all eat lotus flowers. They then . . . • A. fall ill and die • B. Are tortured by the Lotus Eaters • C. Forget their homeland • D. forget their homeland but do not return to the ship.

  5. The men Odysseus sends to meet the Lotus Eaters all eat lotus flowers. They then . . . • A. fall ill and die • B. Are tortured by the Lotus Eaters • C. Forget their homeland • D. forget their homeland but do not return to the ship.

  6. Why does Odysseus blind the Cyclops, Polyphemus, rather than kill him? • A. Tiresias and Circe have advised him to do so. • B. Odysseus takes pity on the Cyclops. • C. Odysseus does not want to anger Poseidon. • D. Odysseus realized that only Polyphemus can remove the bolder from the door.

  7. Why does Odysseus blind the Cyclops, Polyphemus, rather than kill him? • A. Tiresias and Circe have advised him to do so. • B. Odysseus takes pity on the Cyclops. • C. Odysseus does not want to anger Poseidon. • D. Odysseus realized that only Polyphemus can remove the bolder from the door.

  8. Odysseus saves his crew from the Siren’s songs by: • A. plugging their ears with beeswax • B. singing louder than the Sirens • C. tying them to their oars • D. Sailing around Charybdis

  9. Odysseus saves his crew from the Siren’s songs by: • A. plugging their ears with beeswax • B. singing louder than the Sirens • C. tying them to their oars • D. Sailing around Charybdis

  10. Odysseus does not warn his crew about Scylla because they would. . . • A. attempt to do battle with her • B. panic and endanger the entire ship • C. insist on sailing closer to Charybdis • D. overtake the ship and return to Circe’s Hall

  11. Odysseus does not warn his crew about Scylla because they would. . . • A. attempt to do battle with her • B. panic and endanger the entire ship • C. insist on sailing closer to Charybdis • D. overtake the ship and return to Circe’s Hall

  12. What prophecy of Tiresias and Circe does Odyseus withhold from his men? • A. Odysseus and his crew will return triumphant to Ithica. • B. The Sailors’ epic adventure will last another 10 years. • C. Only Odysseus will survive and return home. • D. Poseidon will capsize their ship near Charybdis

  13. What prophecy of Tiresias and Circe does Odyseus withhold from his men? • A. Odysseus and his crew will return triumphant to Ithica. • B. The Sailors’ epic adventure will last another 10 years. • C. Only Odysseus will survive and return home. • D. Poseidon will capsize their ship near Charybdis

  14. Which god didn’t show Odysseus pity? • A. Aeolus, god of Wind • B. Hades, god of the Underworld • C. Athena, goddess of wisdom • D. Poseidon, god of the sea

  15. Which god didn’t show Odysseus pity? • A. Aeolus, god of Wind • B. Hades, god of the Underworld • C. Athena, goddess of wisdom • D. Poseidon, god of the sea

  16. What is an important point about guests? • A. guests must be wary of their hosts • B. guests must be honored and shown great courtesies • C. Guests should be feared • D. Guests must wash the feet of the hosts and pay many respects.

  17. What is an important point about guests? • A. guests must be wary of their hosts • B. guests must be honored and shown great courtesies • C. Guests should be feared • D. Guests must wash the feet of the hosts and pay many respects.

  18. The Scylla has ___ heads and ___legs. • A. 1 head and 2 legs • B. 2 heads and 4legs • C. 6 heads and 12 legs • D. 10 heads and 20 legs

  19. The Scylla has ___ heads and ___legs. • A. 1 head and 2 legs • B. 2 heads and 4legs • C. 6 heads and 12 legs • D. 10 heads and 20 legs

  20. How long did the Tojan War last? • A. 2 years • B. 5 years • C. 10 years • D. 20 years

  21. How long did the Tojan War last? • A. 2 years • B. 5 years • C. 10 years • D. 20 years

  22. Who is the god of earthquakes? • A. Aeolus • B. Hades • C. Athena • D. Poseidon

  23. Who is the god of earthquakes? • A. Aeolus • B. Hades • C. Athena • D. Poseidon

  24. Where does Circe send Odysseus, first? • A. to the straits of Scylla and Charybdis • B. to the Lotus Eaters • C. to Calypso’s island • D. to the Land of the Dead

  25. Where does Circe send Odysseus, first? • A. to the straits of Scylla and Charybdis • B. to the Lotus Eaters • C. to Calypso’s island • D. to the Land of the Dead

  26. What is a snare? • A. a snarling stare • B. a high pitched horn • C. a trap • D. what Odysseus uses to keep his men from hearing the Sirens

  27. What is a snare? • A. a snarling stare • B. a high pitched horn • C. a trap • D. what Odysseus uses to keep his men from hearing the Sirens

  28. What does Tiresias warn Odysseus not to do? • A. blind Polyphemus • B. drink Circe’s wine without eating the moly • C. anger Scylla • D. harm Helios’ cattle

  29. What does Tiresias warn Odysseus not to do? • A. blind Polyphemus • B. drink Circe’s wine without eating the moly • C. anger Scylla • D. harm Helios’ cattle

  30. What is a muse? • A. spirits that inspire artists to create godly works • B. one of the nine daughters of the god Aeolus • C. a musical note sung by the gods • D. spirits that inspire tremendous bravery in soldiers.

  31. What is a muse? • A. spirits that inspire artists to create godly works • B. one of the nine daughters of the god Aeolus • C. a musical note sung by the gods • D. spirits that inspire tremendous bravery in soldiers.

  32. Polyphemus is punished by Zeus for what? • A. blaspheming the Gods • B. breaking the Universal Law and not treating guests well. • C. by attacking Athena’s favorite human • D. for being a cannibal

  33. Polyphemus is punished by Zeus for what? • A. blaspheming the Gods • B. breaking the Universal Law and not treating guests well. • C. by attacking Athena’s favorite human • D. for being a cannibal

  34. What does Aeolus do for Odysseus? • A. he provides him with muses to inspire him in battle • B. he builds him a fast ship to travel home in • C. he warns him of Circe and her magic spells • D. he bags all the stormy winds up.

  35. What does Aeolus do for Odysseus? • A. he provides him with muses to inspire him in battle • B. he builds him a fast ship to travel home in • C. he warns him of Circe and her magic spells • D. he bags all the stormy winds up.

  36. Describe Charybdis • A. a whirlpool that constantly churns just past the strait of Scylla. • B. a monster that opens her mouth creating a whirlpool that devours all above her. • C. a twin of Scylla that stays hidden under the water. • D. a god that is angry at Odysseus

  37. Describe Charybdis • A. a whirlpool that constantly churns just past the strait of Scylla. • B. a monster that opens her mouth creating a whirlpool that devours all above her. • C. a twin of Scylla that stays hidden under the water. • D. a god that is angry at Odysseus

  38. What will Odysseus find at home according to Teiresias? • A. a maelstrom • B. home just as he remembers • C. mounting problems with suitors and disloyal servants • D. his home destroyed and gone

  39. What will Odysseus find at home according to Teiresias? • A. a maelstrom • B. home just as he remembers • C. mounting problems with suitors and disloyal servants • D. his home destroyed and gone

  40. Where is Odysseus from? • A. Rome • B. Ithica • C. Troy • D. Aeaea

  41. Where is Odysseus from? • A. Rome • B. Ithica • C. Troy • D. Aeaea

  42. Who said the following?: (PICK ONE)Teiresias Odysseus Polyphemus • “Sing in me,Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, harried for years on end, after he plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Troy. • “Nobydy, Nohbdy’s tricked me. Nohbdy’s ruined me!” • “Son of Laertes and the gods of old, Odysseus, master of landways and seaways, why leave the blazing sun, O man of woe, to see the cold dead and the joyless region? Stand clear, put up your sword; let me but taste of blood, I shall speak true.”

  43. Who said the following: (PICK ONE)Teiresias Odysseus Polyphemus • “Sing in me,Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, harried for years on end, after he plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Troy.-Odysseus • “Nobydy, Nohbdy’s tricked me. Nohbdy’s ruined me!” -Polyphemus • “Son of Laertes and the gods of old, Odysseus, master of landways and seaways, why leave the blazing sun, O man of woe, to see the cold dead and the joyless region? Stand clear, put up your sword; let me but taste of blood, I shall speak true.”-Teiresias

  44. Who said the following?: (PICK ONE) Odysseus Circe Calypso Zeus • “Steer wide keep well to seaward; plug your oarsmen’s ears with beeswax kneaded soft; none of the rest should hear that song.” • “From the black ship, far still at sea, I hear the lowing of cattle winding home and sheep bleating; and heard too, in my heart the words of the blind Tieresias of Thebes and Circe of Aeaea; both forbade me the island of the world’s delight, The Sun . . .”

  45. Who said the following?: (PICK ONE) Odysseus Circe Calypso Zeus • “Steer wide keep well to seaward; plug your oarsmen’s ears with beeswax kneaded soft; none of the rest should hear that song.”-Circe • “From the black ship, far still at sea, I hear the lowing of cattle winding home and sheep bleating; and heard too, in my heart the words of the blind Tieresias of Thebes and Circe of Aeaea; both forbade me the island of the world’s delight, The Sun . . .”-Odysseus

  46. Part II: Coming Home Arriving back home in Ithica to see his wife Penelope and son Telemachus

  47. When Odysseus returns home, he adopts the guise of . . . • A. swineherder • B. soothsayer • C. beggar • D. soldier

  48. When Odysseus returns home, he adopts the guise of . . . • A. swineherder • B. soothsayer • C. beggar • D. soldier

  49. What difficult task does Penelope propose for the suitors? • A. they have to kill the Cyclops • B. they have to string Odysseus’ bow • C. they have to pull Odysseus’ sword from a stone • D. they have to build her a new palace.

  50. What difficult task does Penelope propose for the suitors? • A. they have to kill the Cyclops • B. they have to string Odysseus’ bow • C. they have to pull Odysseus’ sword from a stone • D. they have to build her a new palace.