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What does Athena warn Telemachus about in Book 14?

The suitors are hiding and setting a trap for Telemachus who makes a plan to get past them

1

Which character is often referred to with the epithet "the loyal swineherd"?

Eumaeus

2

Which character does Athena call "irreproachable" and "wise" in Book 14?

Penelope

3

Who is repeatedly called by the epithet "lord of the war cry" in Book 14?

Menelaus

4

Before leaving Sparta, Telemachus sees an omen: an eagle swoops down and catches a ______.

Dove

5

Who interprets the sign of the eagle and goose? Helen interprets the omen to mean that Odysseus will _____.

Kill the suitors

6

Just before he sails for Ithaca, Telemachus takes aboard a passenger, the exiled prophet ____.

Theoclymenus

7

What do we find out about Eumaeus' past?

He used to be a rich mans son, then he was sold into slavery

8

When Telemachus returns to Ithaca he immediately goes to _______.

The Land of Destroy

9

Telemachus orders Eumaeus to tell only ______ that he has arrived home.

Penelope

10

Upon Athena's urging, Odysseus reveals his true identity only to _________ and none else.

Telemachus

11

____, angry that Telemachus escaped ambush, plots how to kill him before he returns home.

Antonius

12

Just before he sails for Ithaca, Telemachus takes aboard a passenger, the exiled prophet ____.

Theoclymenus

13

Theoclymenus predicts in Book 17 that ____. Penelope is skeptical.

Odysseus is in Troy alive

14

What is the first creature to recognize Odysseus when he returns to the palace?

His dog, Argos (who dies shortly after)

15

Who is the first to throw a stool at Odysseus?

Antonius

16

What choice does Odysseus make during his fight with Irus that indicates he has metis?

To hit him in the jaw instead of killing him (self control)

17

What clever thing does Penelope do in Book 18 that makes Odysseus proud?

Tricks the suitors
(she then tricks them into bringing her gifts by claiming that any suitor worth his salt would try to win her hand by giving things to her instead of taking what’s rightfully hers)

18

What is the name of the maid who mocks Odysseus in Book 18?

Melantho
(doesn't know Odysseus is the old man in disguise)

19

Who does Odysseus argue with in Book 18?

Eurymachus

20

Who does Odysseus test the most in Book 19?

Penelope

21

What test does Penelope plan to give the suitors?

If they can string Odysseus' bow (requires strength) and shoot an arrow through 12 axes (requires skill)

22

How does Eurycleia figure out who Odysseus is?

She sees the scar on his foot

23

What does Penelope call Troy?

The Land of Destroy

24

As the suitors plot Telemachus' death in book 20, what omen do they see?

Amphinomus convinces them to call it off when a portent of doom appears in the form of an eagle carrying a dove in its talons.

25

What does the prophet Theoclymenus say regarding the suitors?

They will meet a terrible fate (death?)

26

To which servants does Odysseus reveal his true identity in Book 22?

The cowherd and swine herd (Eumaus)

27

What do the suitors do to ready the bow for stringing (in hopes of making it easier)?

They heat and grease

28

How does Antinous explain the fact that the suitors can't string the bow?

It's Apollo's feast day

29

What does Odysseus do that leaves the suitors with "faces blanching white"?

Odysseus strings the bow

30

What sign does Zeus send when Odysseus strings the bow?

A lightening bolt

31

What does Odysseus do to the women who were sleeping with the suitors?

Makes them clean up the bodies then hang them

32

What interesting change happens to the epithets attached to Odysseus in the last books?

They become more tied to his battle skills

33

Which character does Telemachus consider his “second father” (hint: loyal swineherd)?

Eumaus

34

What is the secret that Penelope tests Odysseus with when they reunite?

Penelope orders Eurycleia to move her bridal bed, and Odysseus suddenly flares up at her that their bed is immovable, explaining how it is built from the trunk of an olive tree around which the house had been constructed.

35

How did Odysseus make their wedding bed?

It is built from the trunk of an olive tree around which the house had been constructed

36

____________ leads the ghosts of the suitors to Hades with his magic golden wand.

Hermes

37

When the ghosts of the suitors arrive in Hades, who do they blame for their deaths?

Penelope

38

What is the story the ghosts tell when they blame Penelope?

She tricked them into staying a long time

39

At Laertes farm, _____________ attacks first, throwing his spear, with the help of Athena.

Laertes

40

What does Athena do to resolve the conflict between Odysseus and the suitors' families?

Athena makes the Ithacans forget the massacre of their children and recognize Odysseus as king

41

What do the last lines of the epic reveal?

Peace is restored?