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Odyssey Book 13

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 
 
The following question(s) refer to The Oddysey Book 13.
 

 1. 

Alcinous said, “But come now, let's give him a large tripod and a cauldron,each one of us. We can repay ourselves—we'll get the people to provide the cost.”

What American political practice is similar to, “we’ll get the people to provide the cost?”
a.
Voting
c.
Taxes
b.
Jail
d.
Welfare
 

 2. 

Who inspected the treasure as the Phaeacians were placing it onboard the ship?
a.
Elpenor
c.
Odysseus
b.
Tieresias
d.
Alcinous
 

 3. 

How did the stern of the ship jump ahead as the Phaeacians rowed to get Odesseus home?
a.
as four stallions yoked together charge ahead across the plain
c.
as goats jump of a boulder
b.
as young calves jump in a field
d.
as rabbits jump across a field
 

 4. 

What really fast creature did Homer say could not even keep up with the Phaeacian ship?
a.
a black stallion
c.
an eagle
b.
Hermes
d.
a wheeling hawk
 

 5. 

How did Odysseus exit the Phaeacian ship once it had landed close to Ithaca?
a.
He jumped over the edge.
c.
He was carried off.
b.
He walked down a plank.
d.
He swung out over the sea on a rope and landed on the shore.
 

 6. 

Why did Poseidon want to punish the Phaeacians?
a.
They were mere mortal men who wanted to help odysseus.
c.
They were his own decendants and dishonored him by helping Odysseus.
b.
They failed to give Odysseus enough treasure.
d.
They asked for help from another god to cross the sea.
 

 7. 

When Zeus gave Poseidon permission to strike back at the Phaeacians, what did Poseidon tell Zeus he wanted to do?
a.
Strike the ship as it returned.
c.
Confuse the sailors and make them get lost.
b.
Push the ship back to Ithaca.
d.
Make the land of the Phaeacians invisible to the sailors.
 

 8. 

What did Zeus suggest that Poseidon should do?
a.
Smash the ship on the rocks close to Phaeacia
c.
Send the ship and the men to Hades
b.
Turn the ship to stone as the Phaeacians are watching it return
d.
Leave the Phaeacians alone and let them return safely
 

 9. 

How did Alcinous respond to the actions of Poseidon?
a.
He sent other sailors out to rescue the men.
c.
He pulled his hair out.
b.
He recognized the wrong he had done and made sacrifices to Poseidon.
d.
He got angry with his wife.
 

 10. 

When Odysseus awoke from his trip from Phaeacia, where did he think he was?
a.
Back in Troy
c.
A foreign land
b.
Back on Calypso’s island
d.
Hahira
 

 11. 

What was the first thought of Odysseus concerning the gifts from the Phaeacians?
a.
He regretted not being able to thank them.
c.
He thought they had given him too much.
b.
He counted it to make sure they did not take any.
d.
He was angry that they had left it unguarded.
 

 12. 

Who was the first person Odysseus talked to after the Phaeacians left him?
a.
Telemachus
c.
Athena
b.
Laertes
d.
Penelope
 

 13. 

What did Odysseus want to know from this person?
a.
Was his father still alive?
c.
Where was he?
b.
Was his wife still waiting for his return?
d.
Was his son still okay?
 

 14. 

How did Athena make sure nobody would get all the treasure from the Phaeacians?
a.
She put the nymphs in charge of guarding it.
c.
She made it invisible.
b.
She set a rock in place to block the entranceway.
d.
She locked it in a vault.
 

 15. 

What did Athena tell Odysseus to do first in their plans to kill the suitors?
a.
To tell Penelope he was home
c.
To go visit the swineheard
b.
To go get Telemachus
d.
To go talk to the mayor of Ithaca