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The Odyssey Book 18

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

What is the real name of the tramp that is mentioned at the beginning of Book 18?
a.
Irus
b.
Benjamin
c.
Arnaeus
d.
Odysseus
 

 2. 

What is the name that the young men called the tramp?
a.
Irus
b.
Benjamin
c.
Arnaeus
d.
Odysseus
 

 3. 

What did the tramp first want the other man to do?
a.
get off the porch
b.
run around the palace like a chicken
c.
cackle like a hen
d.
fight one of the suitors
 

 4. 

Who was the other man involved with the tramp?
a.
Irus
b.
Benjamin
c.
Arnaeus
d.
Odysseus
 

 5. 

What did the tramp say they would be doing if the other man did not do what he wanted him to do?
a.
trading blows
b.
eating fried chicken
c.
begging together
d.
feeding the dogs
 

 6. 

How did the other man respond?  He said -
a.
there will be no trading
b.
the doorsill is big enough for both of us
c.
get out of town
d.
go feed the dogs
 

 7. 

How did the other man respond?  He said -
a.
there will be no trading
b.
the doorsill is big enough for both of us
c.
get out of town
d.
go feed the dogs
 

 8. 

The tramp’s comback was -
a.
there will be no trading
b.
there is not room enough for both of us in this town
c.
get out of town
d.
I’ll litter the ground with teeth
 

 9. 

Who broke into laughter at the two men arguing?
a.
Otis
b.
Odysseus
c.
Antinous
d.
Amphinomus
 

 10. 

What did the suitors encourage the two men to do?
a.
leave the palace
b.
go into town and beg
c.
help the servants feed the men
d.
fight each other
 

 11. 

Who planned out what the two men would do?
a.
Eupithes
b.
Antinous
c.
Penelope
d.
Telemachus
 

 12. 

What was the plan?
a.
The winner would take home the prize belt.
b.
The winner would get his pick of the goat sausages sizzling in the fire.
c.
The winner would get to marry Penelope.
d.
The winner would not have to beg any more.
 

 13. 

What was the extra part of the plan?
a.
The winner would take home the prize belt.
b.
The winner would get his pick of the goat sausages sizzling in the fire.
c.
No other beggar would be allow inside to cadge his meals from the suitors.
d.
The winner would not have to beg any more.
 

 14. 

What did Odysseus have to say?
a.
It’s just this belly of mine, this trouble-maker, tempts me to take a licking.
b.
This is no way for two grown men to act.
c.
I was just joking; I’ll just be going on my way now.
d.
Athena told me this waould happen
 

 15. 

What did Odysseus have the suitors do before he took action against the tramp?
a.
take bets on who would win
b.
give both the men boxing gloves
c.
swear an oath
d.
pray to the gods
 

 16. 

What happened to Odysseus as he prepared?
a.
He fainted.
b.
He began to look more like himself.
c.
He began to sweat and shake
d.
An eagle flew down and landed on his sholders
 

 17. 

What stood beside Odysseus as he prepared?
a.
Eumaeus
b.
Telemachus
c.
Athena
d.
Penelope
 

 18. 

What did the suitors say as Odysseus was getting ready?
a.
“Irus will soon be ironed out for good!”
b.
“He’s in for the beating he begged for all along.”
c.
A and B are both correct.
d.
“We’ve never seen biseps like that before.”
 

 19. 

What happend to the old tramp after Oddyseus was getting ready?
a.
He wanted to change his mind and quit.
b.
He passed out.
c.
He met another fellow who wanted to take his place.
d.
He taunted Odysseus even more than before.
 

 20. 

After the two men had finished, who decided to come down and speak to the suitors?
a.
Telemachus
b.
Penelope
c.
Odysseus
d.
Melantho
 

 21. 

Which one of the suitors became very angry with the beggar (Odysseus)?
a.
Telemachus
b.
Eurymachus
c.
Dolus
d.
Melantho
 

 22. 

What did he finally do to the beggar?
a.
Threw a spear at him
b.
Threw hot coffee on him
c.
Kicked him
d.
Threw a stool at him
 

 23. 

Which one of the maids do we discover became unfaithful to the Odysseus and Penelope?
a.
Telemachus
b.
Eurymachus
c.
Dolus
d.
Melantho