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Grade 9 Odyssey
Who throws stool at the Odysseus, disguised as a beggar?
  1. Eumaeus
  2. Antinoos
  3. Penelope
  4. Melanthius
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
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who is Odysseus's protector?
  1. Zeus
  2. Hermes
  3. Poseidon
  4. Athena
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who is Odysseus's faithful wife?
  1. Calypso
  2. Helen
  3. Penelope
  4. Circe
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who is Odysseus's son?
  1. Polyphemus
  2. Telemachus
  3. Hermes
  4. none of the above
Grade 9 Odyssey
How long did the Trojan War last?
  1. twenty years
  2. fifteen years
  3. thirty years
  4. ten years
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
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
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.
Grade 9 Odyssey
How did Odysseus and his army get into the city walls of Troy?
  1. They hid inside a big wooden horse
  2. parachuted in from an airplane
  3. dug a tunnel into the city
  4. none of the above
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who keeps Odysseus from returning to Ithaca?
  1. Hermes
  2. Zeus
  3. Poseidon
  4. Athena
Grade 9 Odyssey
Who helps Telemachus along the way?
  1. King Nestor
  2. Athena
  3. Zeus
  4. Poseidon
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