The Odyssey Questions
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds

    The cave mentioned in line 9 is an epic setting because it is _________

    answer choices

    home to a fantastic, archetypal creature

    a beautiful, hidden location

    a rugged, barren land formation

    an imaginary but believable place

  • Question 2
    30 seconds

    Which statement best summarizes the escape plan for Odysseus and his men?

    answer choices

    They beg Poseidon to make the Cyclops free them.

    They blind the Cyclops and then sneak away during the night.

    They hide in the rams’ wool and let the rams carry them past the Cyclops.

    They roll boulders down a hill to distract the Cyclops, and then run.

  • Question 3
    30 seconds

    The quality of an epic hero Odysseus displays in lines 24–35 is —

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    strength in pursuit of adventure

    honesty in the face of conflict

    dependence on the gods

    cleverness in the face of danger

  • Question 4
    30 seconds

    Which statement summarizes Odysseus’ heroic actions in lines 45–55?

    answer choices

    He blinds the Cyclops with a boathook

    He throws a boulder that causes a wave to flood the ship

    He single-handedly pushes the ship out to sea while urging his men to row

    He taunts the Cyclops from the shore

  • Question 5
    30 seconds

    What conflict develops between Odysseus and his men in lines 56–69?

    answer choices

    They disagree about where to hide from the Cyclops

    The men beg Odysseus to stop taunting the Cyclops, but he continues

    They disagree about whether or not to kill the Cyclops

    The men want to steal the Cyclops’ sheep without telling Odysseus

  • Question 6
    30 seconds

    Which character trait causes Odysseus to reveal his name to the Cyclops in lines 66–69?

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  • Question 7
    30 seconds

    The Cyclops’ speech in lines 75–80 expresses the theme of —

    answer choices

    the rescue of a nation from invaders

    a hero’s loyalty to his friends

    the victorious homecoming of a hero

    a hero’s triumph over a powerful opponent

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