The Odyssey Test Review

Hermes tells Calypso to let Odysseus leave her island because Zeus has ordered it
Why does Odysseus tell Calypso that he wishes to return to Penelope he longs to see his home again
The encounter with the Cicones after the Greeks leave Troy indicat that the Greeks are violent warriors and plunderers
What makes Odysseus’s men forget their homeland They eat the lotus plant
Why did Odysseus not kill Polyphemus Only Polyphemus can move the boulder blocking the cave’s entrance
We can assume that Circe’s tame wolves and mountain lions are men transformed into animals
A taste of blood is what who requires in order to provide Odysseus with a prophecy Teiresias
How does Odysseus save his crew from the Siren’s song plugged their ears with beeswax
Why did Odysseus not warn his crew about Scylla because they would panic and endanger the ship
What prophecy did Odysseus withhold from his men The only Odysseus will survive and return to Ithaca
What is the formula not used by Homer to describe Odysseus blue girdler of the islands
Epic poetry often begins with the poet asking for assistance in telling the story. What is this convention called? invocation
One of the things that Greeks thought of as offensive to the gods was to what? Mistreat guests
The stories that we call myths primarily expressed what according to Homer and his listeners? How men are influenced by the spiritual realm
What was Odysseus disguised as when he returned home Beggar
When Odysseus reveals himself to Telemachus, his son thinks only a god could make such a transformation
How does the old hound Arogs know that Odysseus has returned recognizes Odysseus’s voice
What is the test that Penelope as her suitors to perform string Odysseus’s bow
To get the help from the swineherd and the cowherd Odysseus does what offers them wives, cattle, and houses
Who joins Odysseus in the fight against the suitors the cowheard, the swineherd, and Telemachus
Why does Telemachus execute the maids associated with the suitors
Eurymachus does everything but this to stop Odysseus from killings the suitors ask for a fair fight with Odysseus
How does Odysseus prove his identity to Penelope telling her how he built their bed
When Eumaeus call Telemachus “light of my days,” he is using a Homeric epithet
Odysseus exhibits the traits of an epic hero by stringing the bow
The Odyssey includes all but this theme the importance of truth
Penelope’s test of Odysseus in Book 23 of the Odyssey prolongs the story’s resolution
An example of dramatic irony is Telemachus does not recognize that the beggar is his father

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