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1

What two things does Odysseus have to chosen between to sail through?

- Scylla = cave-dwelling monster
- Charybdis = whirlpool

2

Which of the two did Odysseus chose to sail through? What happened?

Scylla - only lost 6 men

3

What island is Odysseus?

Ithaca

4

Who are Odysseus' wife and son?

wife - Penelope
son - Telemachas

5

Who are Odysseus' primary servants? And the dog... :D

old servant - Eumaeus
old nurse - Eurycleia
dog - Argus

6

With Odysseus gone for almost 20 years, what is happening with the kingdom-ship?

arrogent suitors have started to gather to take Penelope's hand in marriage (and become king)

7

What are the arrogant suitors doing?

devouring Odysseus' possessions and plotting to kill Telemachus

8

How does Penelope delay process of picking a new husband?

weaves and then unweaves funeral robe for 3 years to delay the decision

9

Who disguises Odysseus? Into what?

Athena - old beggar

10

Who does Odysseus come across first?

long time servant - Eumaeus

11

Who else does Odysseus meet in Eumaeus' hut?

son Telemachus - reveals identity

12

Where does Odysseus go to gather more information about the arrogent suitors?

the palace - mocked and abused by the suitors

13

Who orders for Odysseus to be welcomed?

Penelope

14

Who figures out Odysseus' disguise? How?

Eurycleia - recognizes old scar on thigh from boar hunt

15

What did the suitors find out?

Penelope's deceptive weaving

16

What do the suitors have to do to marry Penelope? Who was able to do that?

Whoever can string Odysseus' great bow and shoot through twelve axe heads - none of the suitors can

17

Who is allowed to try Penelope's challenge? What is he able to do?

the beggar - Odysseus strings the bow, makes the shot - Odysseus reveals his identity

18

Who kills all of the suitors?

Odysseus and Telemachus

19

How does Penelope test Odysseus?

the secret of their bed, corner post is a rooted olive tree - Odysseus is reestablished as King of Ithaca