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The Odyssey: Book 1
Questions straight from Ms. Hinko's guided reading packet.
Terms in this set (22)
Who are the muses?
9 Greek goddesses that ruled over the arts and sciences, they offered inspiration in those subjects. They were daughters of Zeus.
Who is the "man skilled in all ways of contending"--the subject of the story the narrator would like to hear?
What happened to Odysseus's men on the way home?
They are all killed.
For how long has Odysseus been away from home?
Where has Odysseus been?
Lost at sea.
Who kept Odysseus prisoner?
Kalypso keeps him.
Who is Odysseus's enemy?
Why is he mad at him?
Because Odysseus poked out the eye of Polyphemus, a cyclopes.
Who was sent to deliver the message from Zeus to free Odysseus?
What is Odysseus's son's name?
Where does his son live?
Ithaca with his mother, Penelope.
What is going on in his home?
100 suitors are living in his home, eating his food and drinking his wine. They are all trying to marry his wife, Penelope.
What do the suitors want?
To marry his wife and gain the throne.
Who is Athena disguised as?
Odysseus's old friend Mentes.
Where does she go?
She goes to Odysseus's home in Ithaca.
What would Telemachus like his father to do?
Come home and kick all the suitors out.
What does Telemachus ask Athena?
He asks about his dad and if Mentes (Athena) has heard anything of him.
What have the suitors done to Telemachus's home?
They trashed it and used all of his stuff. They eat all his food and drink all his wine.
What does Athena advise Telemachus to do at daybreak?
1. kick the suitors out.
2. go abroad and search for news of your father.
What should Telemachus do if he discovers Odysseus is alive?
If he's alive and coming home, he should go home and wait another year.
What should Telemachus do if he discovers Odysseus is dead?
Go home, burn all of his stuff, have a proper burial, and let Penelope take another husband.
What can Telemachus do to the suitors now that he is no longer a child?
He can kick them out and gain the throne.
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