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Blind seer who made prophesies in the underworld and in the ending chapters

Tiresias

1

Main God. Rules Mt. Olympus

Zeus

2

Messenger God

Hermes

3

The Odyssey is a...

Epic/quest

4

Polyphemus is a...

Cyclops

5

Works written by Homer

The Odyssey

6

This term describes literature aimed at teaching

Didactic

7

Another name for the Greeks

Achaeans

8

Aphrodite is the Goddess of

Love

9

Sea Nymphs who lured sailors with their songs

Sirens

10

Kidnapped Helen:

Paris

11

The lotus eaters symbolize this important literary idea

Escapism

12

This enchantress lives on the island Aeaea and turns Odysseus' men into swine

Circe

13

A dangerous rock in the Straits of Messina, portrayed as a six headed monster

Scylla

14

According to Odysseus, he is famous for bring

Brave and cunning

15

Agamemnon's wife

Clytemnestra

16

How long was Odysseus away from home

20 years

17

Who is Odysseus' mother?

Anticleia

18

The Greeks won the Trojan war

True

19

Helen was the erode of Menelaus

True

20

Respect for the gods was very important to the Greeks

True

21

Odysseus should have chosen to lose his men to Charybdis rather than Scylla

False

22

Circe gave Odysseus help and advice

True

23

When he first returns home, Odysseus keeps his identity a secret to see who is loyal

True

24

In the battle against the suitors, Telemachus shows that he is weak and a coward not suitable to be Prince

False

25

Odysseus shows patience and good planning in the way he deals with his return and battle against the suitors

True

26

Penelope is very clever like Odysseus

True

27

By the end of the epic, Odysseus is a better hero than he was at the beginning

True

28

Even though the Odyssey was written a long time ago, it still has ideas and lessons that are still relevant today

True

29

Mythology is always fictional

False

30

The odyssey contains some very valuable historical information

True

31

In quest epics, the lessons behind the journey are as important as the journey itself

True

32

Mythology can help us to understand our own tests and trials

True

33

Mythology incorporates a lot of science but has little to do with our own lives

False

34

Penelope is considered an ideal wife

True

35

Athene firsts visits Telemachus disguised as

Mentes, a mighty warrior

36

Telmachian plot structures

Have a subplot that mirrors the main plot

37

On his journey, Telemachus hears about the Trojan war from

Athene

38

The "face that launched a thousand ships"

Helen

39

When we first meet Odysseus, he is

Crying on the beach

40

Odysseus' behavior towards Nausicaa is

Courteous

41

What describes Calypso and her island

Immortal

42

Calypso offers Odysseus ____ if he will become her husband

Immortality

43

He tells calypso that Zeus has ordered her to release Odysseus

Hermes

44

The crucibles episode demonstrates

Bravery

45

The lotus plant causes Odysseus' men to

Forget about home

46

"Noman" is

Odysseus

47

What describes the cyclops?

Self centered

48

Aeolus gives Odysseus

A bag of winds

49

In the underworld, Odysseus meets

His mother

50

Both the Cyclops episode and the Sirens episode show aspect of Odysseus'

Curiosity

51

Who represents loyalty

Penelope & Eurycleia

52

Scylla and Charybdis represent the idea of

Being faced with two bad choices

53

What is the homeland of Odysseus?

Ithaca

54

When odysseus first returns, Athena disguises him as

A beggar

55

Who treats Odysseus badly

Antinoos and Irus

56

The contest of the bow episode shows

Odysseus' strengths and skill

57

Penelope's final test for Odysseus is

Catch her in the bedpost trick

58

The old nurse recognizes Odysseus by

A scar

59

Penelope's reaction to Odysseus when he tells of his adventures

She doesn't believe him

60

In the final episode when Odysseus and Penelope are together, Athena

Convinces Zeus to help in a battle of the suitors

61

The scene with Odysseus and his dog shows

The loyalty of argus

62

Where did Odysseus hide his chest of treasure when he arrived

In a cave

63

Mention some motif in the odyssey

Sleep/awakenings, disguises, water/bathing transformations, animals becoming human

64

Odysseus quest is a search for

Identity

65

What does mythology incorporate

History, fiction, psychology, philosophy