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Grade 9 Odyssey
Grade 11 Odyssey
Who changes Odysseus' men into pigs?
  1. Circe
  2. Calypso
  3. Athena
  4. Poseidon
Grade 11 Odyssey
What are the names of Odysseus' son and wife?
  1. Nestor and Penelope
  2. Telemachus and Athena
  3. Telemachus and Penelope
  4. Nestor and Athena
Grade 9 Odyssey
When the Odyssey begins, where is Odysseus stuck on?
  1. On the top of Mount Olympus
  2. Out at sea with his men
  3. Trapped on Calypso's Island
  4. In the Trojan Horse waiting to attack
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who is Odysseus's son?
  1. Polyphemus
  2. Telemachus
  3. Hermes
  4. none of the above
Grade 11 Odyssey
Who is the only member of his household to recognize Odysseus in the disguise of a beggar?
  1. Eumaeus, the swineherd
  2. Penelope
  3. Eurynome, the housekeeper
  4. Argus, the dog
Grade 9 Odyssey
Why does Poseidon despise, or hate, Odysseus?
  1. because Poseidon wants to marry Calypso
  2. because Posdeidon wants to be with the Cyclops
  3. because Odysseus wants to marry Calypso
  4. because Odysseus blinded the Cyclops
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who is Odysseus's protector?
  1. Zeus
  2. Hermes
  3. Poseidon
  4. Athena
Grade 9 Odyssey
Why did Hermes travel to Calypso's island?
  1. to tell Calypso to keep Odysseus trapped
  2. to tell Calypso to free Odysseus
  3. to tell Calypso to trick Odysseus
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who helps Telemachus along the way?
  1. King Nestor
  2. Athena
  3. Zeus
  4. Poseidon
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who keeps Odysseus from returning to Ithaca?
  1. Hermes
  2. Zeus
  3. Poseidon
  4. Athena
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who is Odysseus's faithful wife?
  1. Calypso
  2. Helen
  3. Penelope
  4. Circe
Grade 10 Odyssey
The Odyssey tells the tale of...
  1. Myth and magic
  2. Gods and goddesses
  3. War and murder
  4. Monsters
  5. All of the above
Grade 9 Odyssey
What is a muse?
  1. A daughter of Zeus, a singer who helps tell an epic hero's story
  2. A goddess who protects Odysseus on his journey
  3. A witch who holds Odysseus captive on an island
  4. none of the above.
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