The Ultimate
The Odyssey
Book Quiz

Question 1 of 15

Who is Argos?

  • Odysseus' old dog
  • Odysseus' first mate
  • The Cyclops
  • The master of the winds

Question 2 of 15

In Penelope's archery contest, through how many rings must Odysseus shoot his arrow?

  • twelve
  • eight
  • three
  • ten

Question 3 of 15

Which plant makes the sailors forget that they want to go home?

  • lotus
  • poppy
  • hemlock
  • daisy

Question 4 of 15

Who has an affair with Eurymachus?

  • Melantho
  • Circe
  • Helen
  • Penelope

Question 5 of 15

What distinguishing feature helps Eurycleia recognize Odysseus?

  • a scar on his leg
  • his voice
  • how tall he is
  • his eyes

Question 6 of 15

How is Odysseus able to resist the sirens?

  • he has his crew tie him to the ship's mast
  • he plugs his ears with wax
  • Athena makes the sirens appear ugly to him
  • he eats a lotus flower which helps him resist them

Question 7 of 15

Who begs Odysseus to bury him?

  • Elpenor
  • Achilles
  • Polyphemus
  • Laertes

Question 8 of 15

Who is the bewitching nymph who holds Odysseus captive?

  • Calypso
  • Ogygia
  • Mentes
  • Athena

Question 9 of 15

How did Odysseus' mother die?

  • grief
  • drowning
  • old age
  • illness

Question 10 of 15

What does Tiresias warn Odysseus not to harm on his voyage?

  • The cattle of the sun
  • The eagle of the moon
  • The fish of the seas
  • The horses of the field

Question 11 of 15

Who turns the sailors into pigs?

  • Circe
  • Calpyso
  • Athena
  • Mentes

Question 12 of 15

Where was Odysseus going when he left his wife and family?

  • Troy
  • Sparta
  • Athens
  • Alexandria

Question 13 of 15

Which goddess speaks up for Odysseus and Telemachus at the council of the gods on Mount Olympus?

  • Athena
  • Melantho
  • Circe
  • Aphrodite

Question 14 of 15

What gift does Menelaus give to Telemachus?

  • a silver and gold mixing bowl
  • a band of chariots
  • a team of horses
  • a bow and arrow

Question 15 of 15

How many years is Odysseus held as a captive on the island?

  • seven years
  • four years
  • two years
  • six years

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