Which of the following flaws belongs to the character of Odysseus?

Which of the following flaws belongs to the character of Odysseus?

A)     Arrogance, because he feels superior to his men

B)     Ungratefulness, because he disregards his men’s sacrifice

C)     Cowardice, because he lies to the Cyclops about his identity

D)     Recklessness, because he can’t help venturing into the Cyclop’s cave

The Cyclops shows that he has no fear of Zeus by ______.

A)     Calling Odysseus a ninny

B)     Asking where odysseu’s ship is

C)     Invoking the name of Poseidon

D)     Eating six of Odysseus’s men

Penelope proposes the archery contest as a way to ______.

A)     Discover the true identity of the beggar

B)     put off suitors who want to marry her

C)     provide amusement for her son, Telemachus

D)     keep the unruly suitors occupied

In what way can Penelope be considered a “classic wife”?

A)     she is devoted and faithful

B)     she lived in ancient times

C)     she is refined and aristocratic

D)     she is cunning and resourceful

Which of the following choices best describes the language used in the extended simile comparing Odysseus to a musician as he strings the bow (lines 142-151, shown below)?

“But the man skilled in all ways of contending,

satisfied by the great bow’s look and heft,

like a musician, like a harper, when

with quiet hand upon his instrument

he draws between his thumb and forefinger

a sweet new string upon a peg: so effortlessly

Odysseus in one motion strung the bow.

Then slid his right hand down the cord and plucked it,

so the taut gut vibrating hummed and sang

a swallow’s note.

A)     Harsh and strident

B)     Rhythmic and fast

C)     Flowing and harmonious

D)     Resounding and celebratory

To gain entry to the Underworld, Orpheus has to charm ______.

A)     The boatman Charon and Cerberus, the three-headed dog

B)     Sisyphus and Tantalus

C)     The Danaides and the Furies

D)     Hades, the king of the Underworld, and Persephone, his queen

How is Penelope’s character in The Penelopiad different from her character in The Odyssey?

A)     She is more bitter

B)     She is more arrogant

C)     She is more courageous

D)     She is more subservient

In The Penelopiad, what does Penelops want to tell other women?

A)     “Love is all you need”

B)     “Stand by your man”

C)     “resist temptation”

D)     “believe in yourself”

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