The Odyssey: Chapter 5-8 Quiz
Odysseus tells the Cyclops that “it is Zeus’ custom to treat strangers kindly.” What is the Cyclops’ reaction to this? a.
He offers Odysseus and his men food and wine
He ignores Odysseus and his men
He tells Odysseus that he is not afraid of Zeus
He tells them to leave
All of the following actions show Odysseus’ intelligence EXCEPT: a.
He wants to find out who lives in the cave
He tells the Cyclops his name is Noman
He gets the Cyclops drunk on wine
He hides the fact that his boat is docked nearby
What was one of Odysseus’ mistakes with the Cyclops?
He reveals where his ship is docked
He yells back at the Cyclops and tells him his name
He didn’t make the stick sharp enough to kill the Cyclops d.
He yells loudly so the other Cyclopes come to the rescue
Why couldn’t the men kill the Cyclops and still survive? a.
The Cyclops’ rams would get angry and attack
They didn’t have a weapon to kill the Cyclops
The other Cyclopes were guarding the door and would eat them all d.
They wouldn’t be able to move the heavy rock blocking the door
After Odysseus and his men left the Lord of the Winds, Odysseus says “Ah, but our own foolishness spoiled his plan.” What event is being foreshadowed in this line? a.
The bag of wind getting stolen
Odysseus’ men opening the bag of wind
Odysseus throwing the bag of wind overboard
The men losing the bag of wind
Considering Eurylochus’ actions at Circe’s palace, what two adjectives best describe him? a.
Cautious and cowardly
Adventurous and brave
Smart and courageous
Scared and unhelpful
After spending 1 year with Circe, Odysseus’ men tell him “Captain, this is crazy…It’s time you thought of your own home.” What does this tell us about how Odysseus has been acting on Circe’s island? a.
He’s been trying to figure out a way home
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