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Greek Mythology VII - The Odyssey
How well do you know this classic story?
#1 What is the name of Odysseus's wife?
#2 What is the name of Odysseus's son?
#3 Which god or goddess spoke to Odysseus's son in the form of one of Odysseus's friends?
#4 Odysseus had been trapped on which island for seven years?
#5 How did Odysseus escape the cyclops that had trapped him and his men?
He fed the cyclops poison weeds, clubbed him over the head, and rode off on a wild goat.
He served the cyclops slightly over-cooked filet mignon, kicked him in the shins, and trotted off on a shetland pony.
He gave the cyclops sleep-inducing medicinal herbs, stabbed him in the stomach, and swam off on a dolphin.
He got the cyclops drunk, blinded him, and then escaped on the underside of a sheep.
He faced the cyclops in open combat, killed him, and sailed away on his ship.
#6 What did Circe do to Odysseus's men?
She turned them into pigs.
She ate them.
She made them go insane.
She dressed them up in frilly dresses and forced them to have tea parties.
She cut off their limbs.
#7 Why did Odysseus's men tear open the bag of winds?
They thought there was gold and silver inside of it.
They thought it was a piñata.
They thought it would get them home faster.
They thought the person who gave it to them was trying to trick them.
One of them tore it accidentally.
#8 What is Charybdis?
A giant whirlpool
A massive typhoon
A vicious bull
A humongous squid
A miniature poodle
#9 What is Scylla?
A giant squid
A two-headed shark
A six-headed sea monster
An old lady with very sharp knitting needles
The island of the Sirens
#10 What do Odysseus's men do to anger Helios and bring down Zeus's punishment upon them?
They used tanning beds instead of his rays to tan their skin for beach season.
They slaughtered and ate his cattle.
They desecrated his temple.
They anchored at his island without his permission.
They ate sun fruit from the trees on the island even though it was forbidden to do so.
#11 Which incident was interpreted as an omen that Odysseus was going to return home to exact revenge on the suitors that were ravaging his palace?
A snake appeared in front of Telemachus and swallowed a rat whole.
On his journey, Telemachus encountered a wolf stealing chickens from a pen.
Telemachus saw a hawk carry off two field mice in a single swoop.
An eagle carrying a stolen goose swooped down next to Telemachus.
The suitors received a singing telegram from Odysseus.
#12 How does Odysseus disguise himself in order to enter the palace?
As a servant
As a suitor
As a jester
As the back end of a horse
As a beggar
#13 What lie did Odysseus's wife tell the suitors in order to fool them into thinking that she was ready to take one of them as a husband?
Odysseus had told her to only wait ten years for him to return.
She had received news that Odysseus was definitely dead.
Odysseus had told her to choose a suitor if he had not returned by the time their son grew facial hair.
She was tired of being alone and craved the company of a strong, brave man.
She was tired of being alone and wanted the company of a weak, cowardly man.
#14 Odysseus and his son killed all of the suitors except for one, whom they spared because he treated the palace and its inhabitants better than the other suitors.
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