Review Quiz #1 for Chapter 12

Review Quiz #1 for Chapter 12



1. The Hero, Odysseus, is considered unique among the ancient Greek Heroes because he... a. was a giant
b. was fashioned of thunderbolts
c. very loud
d. used intelligence
e. used a magical sword and cape



2. Penelope, Odysseus' wife, did what during his absence... a. weave a shroud
b. unravel a shroud
c. thwarted 100 suitors
d. waited 19 years for her husband to come home
e. all of the above



3. Differences between the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" may be attributed to... a. different cultures
b. an older author
c. typographical and translation errors
d. lack of divine inspiration
e. divine law



4. Theories that attribute authorship of the "Odyssey" to a woman include... a. the changed status of women in the Greek culture
b. the increased presence of women in the narrative
c. the advent of female warriors
d. the resu rgence of matriarchal culture in the Mediterranean
e. influence of the Gods and Goddesses



5. In the "Iliad" the action takes place... a. in a castle
b. on a beach
c. on high seas
d. in a dream
e. all of the above



6. In the "Odyssey" the action takes place... a. in India
b. all over Greece
c. all over Africa
d. all over the Mediterranean
e. all over Norway



7. The journey of Odysseus takes him... a. to the Underworld
b. to self-discovery
c. internal truths
d. through the subconscious
e. all of the above



8. Compared to the "Iliad" , the "Odyssey" has... a. more man-eating giants
b. more nymphs, sirens and women
c. more messages from the dead
d. more Gods and Goddesses
e. all of the above



9. The "Odyssey" has ________________, than the "Iliad?" a. more special, supernatural effects
b. bigger Heroes
c. only men
d. all of the above
e. none of the above



10. Odysseus takes how long to on his journey home... a. 15 years
b. 6 months
c. 10 months
d. 10 years
e. 2 years

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