Odyssey: Quiz


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Question 1: True Story, written by ________ of Samosata in the 2nd century AD, is a parody of the Odyssey describing a journey beyond the Pillars of Hercules and to the moon.

Question 2: Odysseus' heroic trait is his mētis, or "cunning intelligence"; he is often described as the "Peer of ________ in Counsel." This intelligence is most often manifested by his use of disguise and deceptive speech.
ZeusCronusGreek mythologyApollo

Question 3: It continues to be read in the ________ and translated into modern languages around the world.
Ancient GreekHomeric GreekAttic GreekAncient Greek dialects

Question 4: It stars ________, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rossellini and Vanessa L. Williams.
Armand AssanteAnthony HopkinsDustin HoffmanTommy Lee Jones

Question 5: Finally, Odysseus asks Demodocus to return to the Trojan War theme and tell of the ________, a stratagem in which Odysseus had played a leading role.
AgamemnonAjax the LesserTrojan HorseCassandra

Question 6: The Japanese-French anime ________ updates the classic world setting into a 31st century space opera.
Jayce and the Wheeled WarriorsUlysses 31Maple TownInspector Gadget

Question 7: A modern novel inspired by the Odyssey is ________'s Ulysses (1922).
James JoycePomes PenyeachFinnegans WakeDubliners

Question 8: The first clue is Odysseus's sighting of ________ just before dawn as he arrives on Ithaca.
Mercury (planet)JupiterMarsVenus

Question 9: Events in the main sequence of the Odyssey (excluding Odysseus' embedded narrative of his wanderings) take place in the Peloponnese and in what are now called the ________.
GibraltarAnguillaBritish EmpireIonian Islands

Question 10: For more about varying views on the origin, authorship and unity of the poem see ________.
Venetus AIliadHomeric scholarshipAchilles

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