The Odyssey: Characters Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Into what did Circe turn Odysseus' men?

Question 2 2. Tiresias gave advice to whom regarding Helios' cattle?

Question 3 3. The Trojan War lasted _____ years, and it took Odysseus_____ years to return home.

Question 4 4. Circe was the daughter of the ancient Greek god _____.

Question 5 5. From whom does Telemachus learn that his father's ship was scattered a great storm?

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Question 6 6. How is Aeolus often depicted in artwork?

Question 7 7. In the end, Circe helped Odysseus by _____.

Question 8 8. When Odysseus' ship was blown back do Aeolia, how did Aeolus react?

Question 9 9. Aeolus is the keeper of the four winds. Where are they kept?

Question 10 10. How many suitors competed for Penelope's hand in marriage in The Odyssey?

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Question 11 11. According to Penelope in The Odyssey, who was the intended recipient of the burial shroud?

Question 12 12. Though Circe was a minor goddess, what other entity in Greek mythology was she sometimes considered?

Question 13 13. What was Calypso's status in the Greek mythological pantheon?

Question 14 14. Why was Odysseus favored by the goddess Athena?

Question 15 15. What event prompted the saying 'Beware Greeks bearing gifts'?

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Question 16 16. When Odysseus and Telemachus are reunited in Ithaca, how do they rid Penelope of the suitors?

Question 17 17. Tiresias was both a(n) _____ and a(n) _____.

Question 18 18. How did Tiresias die?

Question 19 19. What clever tactic does Menelaus tell Telemachus was Odysseus' idea?

Question 20 20. What does Penelope do to the shroud every night in The Odyssey?

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Question 21 21. What other name, meaning horse-reiner, is often given to Aeolus?

Question 22 22. Odysseus lost men throughout his adventures and journey but what act caused the destruction of his last ship and left Odysseus alone?

Question 23 23. Aeolus attempted to aid Odysseus by giving him the four winds in an ox-skin bag and telling him how to properly use them. What foiled the plan?

Question 24 24. Why were the ships of the Greek army scattered by storms following the sack of Troy and the end of the war?

Question 25 25. How long did Tiresias live?

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Question 26 26. When Calypso finally releases Odysseus, what does she do to him?

Question 27 27. How did Odysseus and his men escape the cave of the Cyclops?

Question 28 28. For how long is Odysseus a captive of Calypso?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements about Penelope in The Odyssey is false?

Question 30 30. Which god/goddess brings Odysseus' captivity to the attention of the other gods?

The Odyssey: Characters Chapter Exam Instructions

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