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The Odyssey Quiz 1

1. According to legend, in what sense was Homer deficient?

  • Hearing
  • Sight
  • Taste
  • Touch

2. What is the Greek term for hospitality?

  • Nostos
  • Warrior Princess
  • Xenia
  • Dactlyic

3. What immortal is Odysseus' greatest ally?

  • Hermes
  • Zeus
  • Poseidon
  • Athena

4. What immortal is Odysseus' greatest nemesis?

  • Hermes
  • Zeus
  • Poseidon
  • Athena

5. What immortal rules over the other gods?

  • Hermes
  • Zeus
  • Poseidon
  • Athena

6. What name does Odysseus first give to Polyphemos?

  • Nohbdy
  • He does not give him a name
  • Nothing
  • No one

7. Which immortal imprisons Odysseus on her island for eight years?

  • Kalypso
  • Kirke
  • Penelope
  • Athena

8. How did Penelope try to trick the suitors at first by weaving a shroud?

  • She took on other projects as well
  • She worked on it very slowly
  • She did a shoddy job of weaving
  • She unwound the shroud each night

9. What animals are Odysseus' men turned into by Kirke?

  • Snakes
  • Horses
  • Pigs
  • Rabbits

10. Which younger character most likely has a crush on Odysseus?

  • Telemakhos' girlfriend
  • Nausikaa
  • Melantho
  • Athena

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