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The Odyssey

The Odyssey


by Homer

The Odyssey: I Thought You Just Went Out for Milk 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. How did Odysseus and his men escape from the Cyclops?

They rode giant eagles to safety.
They tied themselves to the bellies of sheep.
They put on their cloaks of invisibility.
They covered themselves with mud.
Q. Into what did Circe turn some of Odysseus' men?

Women. They were horrified at first—but only at first.
Q. What do the Sirens use to lure sailors to their deaths?

Their voices
Their bodies
Their scent
Standard-issue fishing tackle
Q. As what does Odysseus disguise himself when he returns home?

A swineherd
A beggar
Groucho Marx. Probably not the best cover, but the glasses were cheap.
A god
Q. Whom does Odysseus kill near the end of the story?

All of Penelope's suitors
Moronius, the village idiot