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Who wrote the Odyssey?In what year was the Odyssey composed?Who is the goddess who assists Odysseus?How long did it take Odysseus/Ulysses to complete his journey back to Ithaca?In order, where did Ulysses travel to after the trojan war? (hint there are 14 places)Eurycleia is the...What is Penelope supposedly weaving at the beginning of the epic?What prophecy did Odysseus withhold from his men?Complete statement: Odysseus would respond to an insidious member of his crew by___________.What happened when Ulysses and his crew arrived in the island of cicones?Which plant makes his shipmen forget their home? And what is the effect of eating lotus?Why does Odysseus only blind Polyphemus (cyclops) rather than killing him?When Polyphemus asks Odysseus what his name was, what did he say?How do Odysseus and his remaining men escape from the cave?Why does Poseidon despise Odysseus?What does Aeolus give Odysseus?Where does Circe live and what does she do?The nymph lives in Aeaea and she transforms all of Odysseus’ men into pigs using drugs.Who does Odysseus make love to on his way back to Ithaca?From what we see Circe do to Odysseus’ men, we can assume that her pet wolves and mountains lions are —Who is Tiresias?Who does Odysseus want to speak with first when he goes to the underworld? Why?Why did Odysseus not warn his crew about Scylla?The two monsters that Odysseus encountered on his voyage were:After Odysseus and his men encountered Scylla, they arrived to Thrinacia, island of the sun god's cattle. What happened?Who was the nymph that offers Odysseus immortality?Why does Odysseus tell Calypso that he wishes to return to Penelope?Hermes/Mercury tells Calypso to let Odysseus leave his island because ______?Which swineherd helped Odysseus?How does Odysseus prove his identity to Penelope?Why did Telemachus sail to Pylos?Odysseus enters his home dressed as a beggar in order to _____?When Odysseus reveals himself to his son, his son is in denial because_____?How does Penelope put off her choice for a new husband?Helen is the wife of which king?When Odysseys got back home, Minerva was disguised as a(n) _______?What gift does Telemachus accept from Menelaus?Which two characters provide a point of comparison for Odysseus and Telemachus?What did Ajax do to bring disaster upon the homecoming Greek fleet?To what civilized people, did Odysseus tell his story of his wanderings?Who is the leader of the suitors? He plans to kill Telemachus.Where did Telemachus hide the suitors' armour?Which of Telemachus' actions best demonstrates his obedience to his father?In Penelope's archery contest, through how many axes must Odysseus fire his arrow?Who is the real beggar that wants to beat up Odysseus?When Antinous is killed, the suitors immediately assume that....Who joins Odyseeus in his fight with the suitors?What is one result of Odysseus' initial exchange with the suitor Antinous?How does Eurycleia recognize Ulysses?Penelope suggests moving Odysseus' bed in order to discover if he....?Why did Telemachus execute the maids?What does Athena do when the families of the dead suitors attack Odysseus?CC 301 1st EditionExam # 1 Study Guide Lectures: 1 – 6Who wrote the Odyssey?Blind poet, Homer.In what year was the Odyssey composed?700 B.C.E.Who is the goddess who assists Odysseus?It was Athena, the daughter of Zeus and Hera.How long did it take Odysseus/Ulysses to complete hisjourney back to Ithaca?It took him 20 years; 10 years fighting in the Trojan Warand 10 years finding his way back home due to his mishaps with immortal Gods. Out of these he was trapped for seven years with the goddess Kalypso, and for another year with the goddess Circe. Not to mentionall of the obstacles he faced because Poseidon despised him.In order, where did Ulysses travel to after the trojan war? (hint there are 14 places)Troy to participate in the war, Island of the Cicones where the Achaien men slay most of the Ciconian men and take their women as slaves, Island of the Lotus Eaters where they were magically trapped for many days forgetting their quest, Island of the Cyclopes where they dealth with the son of Poseidon, Polyphemus, Island of Aeolus where the king gave them the bag of bad winds to help on their journey, Island of Laestrygonians where these huge giant creatures killed many of the men and destroyed many of the ships, Aeaea (Circe's island) where most of the men were turned into pigs but Odysseus managed to overcome Circe and get his men turned back, The Underworld to speak with Teresius, Island of the Sirens another obstacle, Scylla and Charybdis two more obstacles, Island of Helios where the men ate the sun cattle even though they were forbidden to, Ogygia (Calypso's island) where Odysseus alone was trapped for many years, Island of Phaecians where Arete and Alkinooshosted Odysseus, and Ithaca where Odysseus finally returned home.Eurycleia is the...Aged nursemaid who remained loyal to Penelope and Telemachus even when Odysseus was gone.What is Penelope supposedly weaving at the beginningof the epic?A shroud for Laertes but at night she would go and unweave the tapestry so as to delay the suitors.What prophecy did Odysseus withhold from his men?That Ulysses will be the only one to survive and return Ithaca something that both Teresius and his old man Elpenor who died falling off of the roof at Circe’s palace, told him. In the Underworld, Odysseus also interacted with his mother whom he found to be dead. Complete statement: Odysseus would respond to an insidious member of his crew by___________.Punishing him.What happened when Ulysses and his crew arrived in the island of cicones?His men raided the island and the Cicones' army attacked his crew, then Ulysses had lost six benches of his men during the battle but his men took many of the Cicone women as their slaves.After the island of Cicones, Ulysses lands on the island of the lotus eaters. What happens?He sends out two of his men to scout. Then, they were found eating the lotus, and he tied the two men up and forced them into the ship against their will and sails away.Which plant makes his shipmen forget their home? And what is the effect of eating lotus?The lotus. The after effect of eating a lotus is it makes them lose grip of reality so they began to waste time without accomplishing their quest.Why does Odysseus lead his men into Polyphemus' cave?To get information on how to get home to Ithaca but thisturns against him when the Cyclops begins to eat his men,


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