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The Odyssey

The Odyssey


by Homer

The Odyssey: 1184 BC: A Thrace Odyssey Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Odyssey? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. At the beginning of the story, why has Odysseus not come home from the war?

Because he is badly wounded
Because he knows that if he goes home his wife is just going to start nagging at him
Because he is lost at sea
Because he is being held captive
Q. Who tells Telemachos to go out in search of his father?

His mother, to get him out of her hair for a few weeks
King Nestor
King Menelaos
The goddess Athene
Q. What are Penelope's suitors planning to do?

Withdraw the lawsuit they had her slapped with
Kill Odysseus
Kill Telemachos
Politely ask Penelope's father for her hand in marriage
Q. Why does Kalypso release Odysseus?

Because Zeus intervenes
Because she humanely practices Catch and Release
Because she grows tired of him
Because he threatens to reveal her secret to her people
Q. What did Odysseus tell Polyphemos his name was?

Slim Shady