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JRA Odyssey Test

Info about epics, adventures of Odysseus, etc.

QuestionAnswer
A long narrative poem that traces the adventures of an epic hero. epic
A part of an epic that is used for inspiration and summarizing the plot. invocation to the muse
An epic begins..., or "in the middle." en medias res
These beings can either help or harm the epic hero. gods/goddesses
The mood of an epic. serious
A legendary figure who embodies the goals of an entire nation or culture. epic hero
An epic hero is neither completely.... good or evil
An epic hero is..., but not supernatural. superhuman
An epic hero is of...birth. high and noble
An epic hero's actions decide.... the fate of a society
An epic hero possesses a.... flaw
Odysseus's flaw. hubris
The Greek minstrel who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey. Homer
Homer lived around.... 800 B.C.
It is believed that Homer may have been.... blind
Greek epics are said to have been the basis for Greek.... education and culture
Homer's Odyssey achieved classic status by.... 400 B.C.
Homer's first epic that told about the Trojan War. The Iliad
The Iliad took place in the city of..., in the country of modern-day..., and in the year of.... Troy, Turkey, 1200 B.C.
In The Iliad,..., the prince of Troy, captures..., the queen of Sparta. Paris, Helen
The...attack the Trojans to rescue..., which causes a...year war. Greeks, Helen, 10
...comes up with the plan to build a large wooden...and offer it as a symbol of.... Odysseus, horse, surrender
...tells the Greek soldiers to hide in the...and, at night,...from it to attack the.... Odysseus, horse, emerge, Trojans
The plan is..., but the...are angry at..., and they say that he will not return to...until...more years. successful, gods, Odysseus, Ithaca, 10
Homer's second epic that begins when Odysseus travels home from the Trojan War. The Odyssey
The seven key ideas of The Odyssey. love of home, loyalty to family, hospitality, wandering, the sea, interference by the gods, the epic hero
The characteristics of the epic hero. courage, cleverness, superhuman strength
The people who live in Ismarus where Odysseus and his men go and sack the city. Cicones
These people gather reinforcements to attack Odysseus. Cicones
The number of Odysseus's men who are killed with the battle of the Cicones. 72 (six from each ship)
The lesson of the battle with the Cicones. Never underestimate your enemies.
The people who live in Northern Africa that give two of Odysseus's men lotus flowers. Lotus Eaters
What Odysseus had to do to the men who ate the lotuses. tied them to the benches of the ship
The lesson of the encounter with the Lotus Eaters. Too much of a good thing is never good: moderation is the key to a balanced, happy life.
The king of the Cyclopes. Polyphemus
The people who live on the West Coast of Sicily where Odysseus and his men get stuck in the cave of Polyphemus. Cyclopes
The man who wants to see what Polyphemus will offer to them. Odysseus
The alias that Odysseus uses when talking to Polyphemus. Noman
Odysseus uses this to make Polyphemus fall asleep. wine from Maron
Odysseus lies about this so Polyphemus will not go searching. ships crash and sink
Odysseus sharpens a large stick and does this to Polyphemus. blinds him
Odysseus and his men hide under these to escape from Polyphemus when the boulder is moved. sheep
The father of Polyphemus. Poseidon
The lesson of the encounter with Polyphemus. If your decisions endanger others, you must remedy the problem you created or face the consequences.
The god of the wind who lives in Aeolia. Aeolus
Aeolus provides Odysseus with this. bag of unfavorable storm winds
Odysseus and his men could see these from Ithaca. fires burning
Odysseus's men do this, causing them to be blown back to Aeolia. open the bag of storm winds
The lesson of the encounter with Aeolus. You cannot escape your fate.
The huge ogres who live in Corsica. Laestrygonians
The ships of Odysseus that the Laestrygonians destroy. all but one
The woman who lives on Aeaea who turns Odysseus's men into swine. Circe
The talisman that Hermes gives Odysseus to protect him from Circe's mischief. moly
The number of years that Odysseus and his men stay with Circe. 1
The man who Odysseus and his men provide a burial for on Aeaea. Elpenor
The lesson of the encounter with Circe. The art of compromise
The place where Odysseus and his men go to speak with the blind prophet Tiresias. Hades
The person who tells Odysseus that Penelope has remained faithful to him. Shade of Anticleia
The creatures on an island on the West Coast of Italy who lure sailors into rocks with their music. Sirens
Odysseus's men put this in their ears so they cannot hear the Sirens. bees' wax
These two people tie Odysseus to the mast of the ship so he can still hear the Sirens. Eurylochus and Perimedes
The lesson of the encounter with the Sirens. Humans must not give in to temptation.
The two creatures who live in the Straits of Messina. Scylla and Charybdis
The six-headed, flesh-eating monster who is the lesser of two evils. Scylla
The treacherous whirlpool that rises and falls three times per day. Charybdis
The number of men that Odysseus loses to Scylla. 6
The lesson of the encounter with Scylla and Charybdis. When faced with two undesirable options, it is wisest to choose the option that benefits the greatest number of people.
The sun god who lives in Thrinacia and looks over sacred cattle. Hyperion
The man who convinces Odysseus's other men to eat Hyperion's sacred cattle. Eurylochus
The god who Hyperion calls upon to kill Odysseus and his men. Zeus
The only survivor of Zeus's wrath. Odysseus
The lesson of the encounter with Hyperion. No foul deed goes unpunished.
The enchantress who lives in Ogygia and keeps Odysseus for seven years. Calypso
The food that Calypso feeds Odysseus to make him immortal. ambrosia
The god who convinces Calypso to free Odysseus. Hermes
The lesson of the encounter with Calypso. There is no place like home.
The king of the Phaeacians in Scheria. King Alcinous
The god who turns the Phaeacians' ship into stone after bringing Odysseus to Ithaca. Poseidon
The wife of Odysseus. Penelope
The son of Odysseus. Telemachus
The father of Odysseus. Laertes
The mother of Odysseus. Anticleia
The loyal swineherd of Odysseus. Eumaeus
The loyal stockman of Odysseus. Philoetius
The name of Odysseus's dog. Argus
The alias that Odysseus uses when disguised as an old beggar. Aethon
The two lead suitors of Penelope. Antinous and Eurymachus
The faithful servant of Odysseus who took care of him as a baby. Eurycleia
The number of years that Penelope delays marriage. 4
The event that Penelope sets up for choosing a suitor. tournament of axes
The winner of the tournament of axes. Odysseus
The language of an epic is.... difficult, high, elevated
The two people who are spared after Odysseus's revenge. Phemius and Medon
The number of maidservants out of fifty who betray Odysseus. 12
The person who gave Odysseus the bow he used in the tournament of axes. Iphitus
The form that Athene took on to make peace at the end of the epic. Mentor
The goddess who gives Odysseus a magical veil. Ino
The goatherd of Odysseus who gets armor for the suitors from the supply closet. Melanthius
The goddess who tells Telemachus to go to Pylos and Sparta. Athene
Created by: GrkMytho600