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Quiz 3: Adventures Out and Back

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1.
Which of the following is NOT one of the themes that commonly appear as Odysseus is out on his
adventures?

a landing

an approach to an unknown domicile

a desire to establish a new home

Correct Response

caution and curiosity

escape and sailing


Correct
1 / 1 points

2.
Who is the father of Polyphemus?

the Minotaur

Poseidon

Correct Response

Cronos

Zeus

Correct
1 / 1 points

3.
How long was Odysseus with Circe on her island?

until Circe's child is born

until the winds are in Odysseus' favor

one month

one year

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

4.
In which book of the Odyssey does the scene depicted on this kylix occur?
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book 11

book 8

this scene does not occur in the Odyssey

book 10

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

5.
What is the connection between the scene and the use of the object?

By bathing in Circes potion from water from a vessel like this, Odysseus men were transformed.

By anointing himself with oil from a vessel like this, Odysseus prepared to wrestle.

The men were overcome by drinking Circes potion from bowls and this bowl-like vessel is
specifically designed as a drinking cup.

Correct Response

By collecting blood from Helios cattle in a vessel like this, Odysseus men profaned the Sun god.

Correct
1 / 1 points

6.
What happens immediately after the parade of women in the middle of book 11?

Odysseus leaves the underworld through the gate of ivory.

Achilles admits that he his happy to be a king among the dead.

We are reminded that Odysseus is singing books 9-12 to Arete, Alcinous, and the Phaeacians.

Correct Response

We meet Elpenor, who had died without Odysseus realizing it.

Correct
1 / 1 points

7.
True or False: Odysseus explicitly warns his men that he has chosen Scylla over Charybdis, so
they're ready to face the monster.

False. He says he does not want them to panic.

Correct Response

True. Who wouldn't warn his own men of the imminent danger?

Incorrect
0 / 1 points

8.
When Odysseus comes to a foreign shore he regularly considers whether the creatures who live
there eat bread. While this is a question about diet, choose another kind of question this
consideration indicates.

Are these people wealthy?


Do these people own cattle?

Are these people like me?

Do the gods provide food for these people?

Incorrect Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

9.
Which aspect of a myth is NOT as important as the others in a structuralist reading?

the binary pair of ideas reflected by these motifs

the individual motifs

the cultural anxiety that lies at the core of the myth

the narrative arc

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

10.
What is an oikos, as it was discussed in lecture?

the courtyard of a house


the inner rooms of a house

Correct Response

a vineyard

an island

Correct
1 / 1 points

11.
Which of the following is NOT a marker of Eumaeus' xenia?

He offers Odysseus skins to sleep on.

He offers Odysseus his daughter to wed.

Correct Response

He gives Odysseus a cloak.

He gives Odysseus pig meat to eat.

Correct
1 / 1 points

12.
In his extended treatment of Odysseus establishing a relationship with Eumaeus, Homer shows the
power of what social practice to create personal connections. Choose the best answer:

doing physical work together


conversation

Correct Response

always telling the truth, no matter how hard it is

fighting as comrades in arms

Correct
1 / 1 points

13.
What is the purpose of Odysseus lies to Eumaeus? Several of the following possibilities are
plausible, choose the best one.

He expects further gifts from Eumaeus if he tells a good story.

He is biding his time until he can face the suitors.

He is establishing a connection through conversation, without giving away too much himself, so that
he can make an alliance and get information in return.

Correct Response

He enjoys telling stories.

Correct
1 / 1 points

14.
In Odysseus lie to Eumaeus, what question does the fictional Odysseus ask at Dodona?

whether his son is alive and has succeeded his place as king of Ithaca
whether he should take a new wife

whether his wife will betray him like Clytemnestra betrayed Agamemnon

whether he should approach his home secretly or openly

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

15.
How does Athena approach Telemachus at the beginning of book 15?

as Theoclymenus

as Menelaus

as Mentor

in the form of a dream hovering over a sleepless Telemachus

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

16.
What is one of the special abilities of Theoclymenus?

He is as clever as Odysseus.
He is a valiant warrior.

He can read divine signs.

Correct Response

He can recognize bad people posing in disguise.

Incorrect
0 / 1 points

17.
Odysseus response to Athena upon seeing in book 13, only the second time in a long while, is best
described as

hubristic, since he insults and treats her like a servant.

questioning, like one might address an intimate friend.

reverent, like one might address a god.

Incorrect Response

loving, as one might address a beloved.

Correct
1 / 1 points

18.
Telemachus is compared to what type of figure when he greets Eumaeus?

a king returning from visiting his subjects


a son who has been gone for ten years

Correct Response

a hero coming home from pillaging

a warrior finding the warm embrace of family

Correct
1 / 1 points

19.
What does Odysseus tell Telemachus, before Telemachus knows he's Odysseus?

That if he himself were a son of Odysseus, or Odysseus himself, he would rather die than allow the
suitors to continue their outrage.

Correct Response

That if he himself were older and wiser like Nestor, he would have good advice to give Telemachus,
but for now he needs a meal.

That if Telemachus were as strong as Ajax in athletic contests, those suitors would already be dead.

That if only Telemachus were as brave as Achilles, he would have acted by now.

Correct
1 / 1 points

20.
As they make plans in the middle of book 16, Odysseus arranges for a secret sign, a nod, that he
will give to Telemachus at a later time. What will be the action that is supposed to happen when the
sign is given?
Telemachus will give a war cry.

Telemachus will take all the weapons and remove them from the hall.

Correct Response

Telemachus will begin the challenge of the bow.

Telemachus will tell Penelope that Odysseus has arrived.

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1.
Which of the following is NOT one of the themes that commonly appear as Odysseus is out on his
adventures?

an approach to an unknown domicile

a landing

caution and curiosity

a desire to establish a new home

Correct Response

escape and sailing

Incorrect
0 / 1 points

2.
Which of the following is NOT one of the things the Cyclopes lack?

herding

councils of men

farming

Incorrect Response

xenia
houses

Correct
1 / 1 points

3.
What does Circe suggest to Odysseus will result from their love-making?

everlasting joy

trust

Correct Response

a child

Odysseus will turn into a pig

Correct
1 / 1 points

4.
In which book of the Odyssey does the scene depicted on this kylix occur?
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book 10

Correct Response

this scene does not occur in the Odyssey

book 11

book 8

Correct
1 / 1 points

5.
What is the connection between the scene and the use of the object?

The men were overcome by drinking Circes potion from bowls and this bowl-like vessel is
specifically designed as a drinking cup.

Correct Response

By anointing himself with oil from a vessel like this, Odysseus prepared to wrestle.

By collecting blood from Helios cattle in a vessel like this, Odysseus men profaned the Sun god.

By bathing in Circes potion from water from a vessel like this, Odysseus men were transformed.

Correct
1 / 1 points

6.
What is Agamemnons message to Odysseus?

Dont eat the cattle of the sun!

Dont be an adulterer!

Be careful when you go home!

Correct Response

Be cautious of murderous sons!

Correct
1 / 1 points

7.
What is the subject of the Sirens song to Odysseus, as stated by the Sirens?

the key to escaping the underworld

knowledge

Correct Response

irresistible sexual delight

the love of Ares and Aphrodite

the way to reach Ithaca

Correct
1 / 1 points
8.
In the context of this course, what is a food crime?

When a person eats something that is considered not-food.

Correct Response

When a person becomes a vegetarian.

When a person steals something to eat even though they can afford to buy it.

When a person stays away from food, despite being hungry.

Correct
1 / 1 points

9.
In lecture, Struck claimed that according to a structuralist, myths exist...

to express human anxieties over the differences between cultures.

to reassure us that binary oppositions are not truly oppositions, but are instead a synthetic whole.

to establish that there is no leakage between cultural binaries.

to articulate a binary opposition between two core cultural ideas.

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points
10.
What is an oikos, as it was discussed in lecture?

the inner rooms of a house

Correct Response

a vineyard

an island

the courtyard of a house

Correct
1 / 1 points

11.
Which of the following is NOT a marker of Eumaeus' xenia?

He offers Odysseus skins to sleep on.

He offers Odysseus his daughter to wed.

Correct Response

He gives Odysseus a cloak.

He gives Odysseus pig meat to eat.

Correct
1 / 1 points
12.
In his extended treatment of Odysseus establishing a relationship with Eumaeus, Homer shows the
power of what social practice to create personal connections. Choose the best answer:

always telling the truth, no matter how hard it is

doing physical work together

fighting as comrades in arms

conversation

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

13.
What is the purpose of Odysseus lies to Eumaeus? Several of the following possibilities are
plausible, choose the best one.

He enjoys telling stories.

He expects further gifts from Eumaeus if he tells a good story.

He is biding his time until he can face the suitors.

He is establishing a connection through conversation, without giving away too much himself, so that
he can make an alliance and get information in return.

Correct Response
Correct
1 / 1 points

14.
In Odysseus lie to Eumaeus, what question does the fictional Odysseus ask at Dodona?

whether his wife will betray him like Clytemnestra betrayed Agamemnon

whether he should approach his home secretly or openly

Correct Response

whether his son is alive and has succeeded his place as king of Ithaca

whether he should take a new wife

Correct
1 / 1 points

15.
How does Athena approach Telemachus at the beginning of book 15?

as Menelaus

as Mentor

in the form of a dream hovering over a sleepless Telemachus

Correct Response

as Theoclymenus

Correct
1 / 1 points

16.
What is one of the special abilities of Theoclymenus?

He can recognize bad people posing in disguise.

He is a valiant warrior.

He is as clever as Odysseus.

He can read divine signs.

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

17.
Odysseus response to Athena upon seeing in book 13, only the second time in a long while, is best
described as

hubristic, since he insults and treats her like a servant.

questioning, like one might address an intimate friend.

Correct Response

reverent, like one might address a god.

loving, as one might address a beloved.

Correct
1 / 1 points

18.
Telemachus is compared to what type of figure when he greets Eumaeus?

a king returning from visiting his subjects

a hero coming home from pillaging

a son who has been gone for ten years

Correct Response

a warrior finding the warm embrace of family

Correct
1 / 1 points

19.
What does Odysseus tell Telemachus, before Telemachus knows he's Odysseus?

That if he himself were older and wiser like Nestor, he would have good advice to give Telemachus,
but for now he needs a meal.

That if he himself were a son of Odysseus, or Odysseus himself, he would rather die than allow the
suitors to continue their outrage.

Correct Response

That if only Telemachus were as brave as Achilles, he would have acted by now.

That if Telemachus were as strong as Ajax in athletic contests, those suitors would already be dead.
Correct
1 / 1 points

20.
What is the secret sign between Odysseus and Athena that indicates it is time for the reunion?

She points to his scar.

She raises her brows.

Correct Response

She gives Odysseus a bow.

She transforms into a boy.

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1.
In which books of the Odyssey is Odysseus his own bard?

9-11

8-10

9-12

Correct Response

only book 11

Correct
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2.
Who is the father of Polyphemus?

Zeus

Poseidon

Correct Response

Cronos

the Minotaur

Incorrect
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3.
How is Circe like Calypso? Check all that apply.

they both show links between the themes of swimming and escape

Correct Response
they suggest underlying anxieties about women that were held by ancient Greek men

Correct Response

There may be more than one right answer. Choose all that apply.

they show that even semi-divine creatures are omnipotent

Incorrect Response

Correct
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4.
In which book of the Odyssey does the scene depicted on this kylix occur?
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book 8

this scene does not occur in the Odyssey

book 11

book 10

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

5.
What is the connection between the scene and the use of the object?

By bathing in Circes potion from water from a vessel like this, Odysseus men were transformed.

By anointing himself with oil from a vessel like this, Odysseus prepared to wrestle.
By collecting blood from Helios cattle in a vessel like this, Odysseus men profaned the Sun god.

The men were overcome by drinking Circes potion from bowls and this bowl-like vessel is
specifically designed as a drinking cup.

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

6.
What is Agamemnons message to Odysseus?

Be careful when you go home!

Correct Response

Be cautious of murderous sons!

Dont eat the cattle of the sun!

Dont be an adulterer!

Correct
1 / 1 points
7.
True or False: Odysseus explicitly warns his men that he has chosen Scylla over Charybdis, so
they're ready to face the monster.

False. He says he does not want them to panic.

Correct Response

True. Who wouldn't warn his own men of the imminent danger?

Correct
1 / 1 points

8.
True or False: In lecture, Struck claimed that the disgust response to violations of the line between
what counts as food and what doesn't count as food is negotiable and easily controlled, because it is
culturally constructed.

True

False

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points
9.
In lecture, Struck claimed that according to a structuralist, myths exist...

to articulate a binary opposition between two core cultural ideas.

Correct Response

to establish that there is no leakage between cultural binaries.

to express human anxieties over the differences between cultures.

to reassure us that binary oppositions are not truly oppositions, but are instead a synthetic whole.

Correct
1 / 1 points

10.
What is an aul, as it was discussed in lecture?

the courtyard of a home

Correct Response
an island

the inner rooms of a household

a cave

Correct
1 / 1 points

11.
Which of the following is NOT a marker of Eumaeus' xenia?

He offers Odysseus skins to sleep on.

He offers Odysseus his daughter to wed.

Correct Response

He gives Odysseus pig meat to eat.

He gives Odysseus a cloak.

Correct
1 / 1 points

12.
In his extended treatment of Odysseus establishing a relationship with Eumaeus, Homer shows the
power of what social practice to create personal connections. Choose the best answer:

fighting as comrades in arms

conversation

Correct Response

always telling the truth, no matter how hard it is

doing physical work together

Correct
1 / 1 points

13.
What is the purpose of Odysseus lies to Eumaeus? Several of the following possibilities are
plausible, choose the best one.

He is biding his time until he can face the suitors.


He expects further gifts from Eumaeus if he tells a good story.

He enjoys telling stories.

He is establishing a connection through conversation, without giving away too much himself, so that
he can make an alliance and get information in return.

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

14.
In Odysseus lie to Eumaeus, what question does the fictional Odysseus ask at Dodona?

whether his wife will betray him like Clytemnestra betrayed Agamemnon

whether he should take a new wife

whether he should approach his home secretly or openly

Correct Response
whether his son is alive and has succeeded his place as king of Ithaca

Correct
1 / 1 points

15.
How does Athena approach Telemachus at the beginning of book 15?

as Menelaus

in the form of a dream hovering over a sleepless Telemachus

Correct Response

as Mentor

as Theoclymenus

Correct
1 / 1 points

16.
What is one of the special abilities of Theoclymenus?
He is a valiant warrior.

He is as clever as Odysseus.

He can recognize bad people posing in disguise.

He can read divine signs.

Correct Response

Incorrect
0 / 1 points

17.
Odysseus response to Athena upon seeing in book 13, only the second time in a long while, is best
described as

reverent, like one might address a god.

loving, as one might address a beloved.


hubristic, since he insults and treats her like a servant.

Incorrect Response

questioning, like one might address an intimate friend.

Correct
1 / 1 points

18.
Telemachus is compared to what type of figure when he greets Eumaeus?

a king returning from visiting his subjects

a hero coming home from pillaging

a son who has been gone for ten years

Correct Response

a warrior finding the warm embrace of family

Correct
1 / 1 points
19.
What does Odysseus tell Telemachus, before Telemachus knows he's Odysseus?

That if Telemachus were as strong as Ajax in athletic contests, those suitors would already be dead.

That if only Telemachus were as brave as Achilles, he would have acted by now.

That if he himself were older and wiser like Nestor, he would have good advice to give Telemachus,
but for now he needs a meal.

That if he himself were a son of Odysseus, or Odysseus himself, he would rather die than allow the
suitors to continue their outrage.

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

20.
What is the secret sign between Odysseus and Athena that indicates it is time for the reunion?

She gives Odysseus a bow.


She transforms into a boy.

She points to his scar.

She raises her brows.

Correct Response

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1.
In which books of the Odyssey is Odysseus his own bard?

9-12

Correct Response

only book 11

8-10

9-11

Correct
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2.
Which of the following is NOT one of the things the Cyclopes lack?

houses
xenia

herding

Correct Response

farming

councils of men

Correct
1 / 1 points

3.
What does Circe suggest to Odysseus will result from their love-making?

Odysseus will turn into a pig

everlasting joy
trust

Correct Response

a child

Correct
1 / 1 points

4.
In which book of the Odyssey does the scene depicted on this kylix occur?
Image from the MFA Boston: http://mfas3.s3.amazonaws.com/objects/SC191857.jpg

this scene does not occur in the Odyssey

book 11

book 8

book 10

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

5.
What is the connection between the scene and the use of the object?

By anointing himself with oil from a vessel like this, Odysseus prepared to wrestle.

The men were overcome by drinking Circes potion from bowls and this bowl-like vessel is
specifically designed as a drinking cup.
Correct Response

By bathing in Circes potion from water from a vessel like this, Odysseus men were transformed.

By collecting blood from Helios cattle in a vessel like this, Odysseus men profaned the Sun god.

Correct
1 / 1 points

6.
Where is Homers Underworld?

the far edge of the known world

Correct Response

below the sea

under the graves of heroes

underneath Circes island

Correct
1 / 1 points

7.
What is the subject of the Sirens song to Odysseus, as stated by the Sirens?

knowledge

Correct Response

the way to reach Ithaca

irresistible sexual delight

the key to escaping the underworld

the love of Ares and Aphrodite

Correct
1 / 1 points

8.
Questions about food, and what is the proper sort of it, are a critical component in many of the
episodes in books 9-12 of the Odyssey. In which of the following episodes does food NOT play a
major part?
Sirens

Correct Response

Cattle of the Sun

Circe

Cyclops

Correct
1 / 1 points

9.
Which of the following is the best statement of a core claim of Lvi-Strauss?

Myths primarily reflect the binary hardwiring of the human mind.

Correct Response

Myths help people structure everything into similar and different categories.
Myths developed as a response to linguistic advances among the peoples that produced them.

Myths primarily reflect the technological advances of the peoples that produced them.

Correct
1 / 1 points

10.
What is an aul, as it was discussed in lecture?

a cave

the inner rooms of a household

the courtyard of a home

Correct Response

an island

Correct
1 / 1 points

11.
Which of the following is NOT a marker of Eumaeus' xenia?

He offers Odysseus skins to sleep on.

He gives Odysseus pig meat to eat.

He gives Odysseus a cloak.

He offers Odysseus his daughter to wed.

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

12.
In his extended treatment of Odysseus establishing a relationship with Eumaeus, Homer shows the
power of what social practice to create personal connections. Choose the best answer:

fighting as comrades in arms

conversation
Correct Response

doing physical work together

always telling the truth, no matter how hard it is

Correct
1 / 1 points

13.
What is the purpose of Odysseus lies to Eumaeus? Several of the following possibilities are
plausible, choose the best one.

He enjoys telling stories.

He expects further gifts from Eumaeus if he tells a good story.

He is establishing a connection through conversation, without giving away too much himself, so that
he can make an alliance and get information in return.

Correct Response

He is biding his time until he can face the suitors.


Correct
1 / 1 points

14.
In Odysseus lie to Eumaeus, what question does the fictional Odysseus ask at Dodona?

whether he should approach his home secretly or openly

Correct Response

whether his wife will betray him like Clytemnestra betrayed Agamemnon

whether he should take a new wife

whether his son is alive and has succeeded his place as king of Ithaca

Correct
1 / 1 points

15.
What event closes book 15?

Eurycleia washes Penelopes feet.


Telemachus arrives on Ithaca.

Correct Response

Odysseus goes to sleep in Eumaeus hut.

Penelope goes to sleep in Odysseus palace.

Correct
1 / 1 points

16.
What is one of the special abilities of Theoclymenus?

He is a valiant warrior.

He is as clever as Odysseus.

He can recognize bad people posing in disguise.


He can read divine signs.

Correct Response

Incorrect
0 / 1 points

17.
Odysseus response to Athena upon seeing in book 13, only the second time in a long while, is best
described as

loving, as one might address a beloved.

reverent, like one might address a god.

Incorrect Response

hubristic, since he insults and treats her like a servant.

questioning, like one might address an intimate friend.

Correct
1 / 1 points

18.
Telemachus is compared to what type of figure when he greets Eumaeus?
a king returning from visiting his subjects

a hero coming home from pillaging

a warrior finding the warm embrace of family

a son who has been gone for ten years

Correct Response

Correct
1 / 1 points

19.
What does Odysseus tell Telemachus, before Telemachus knows he's Odysseus?

That if he himself were older and wiser like Nestor, he would have good advice to give Telemachus,
but for now he needs a meal.

That if he himself were a son of Odysseus, or Odysseus himself, he would rather die than allow the
suitors to continue their outrage.

Correct Response
That if only Telemachus were as brave as Achilles, he would have acted by now.

That if Telemachus were as strong as Ajax in athletic contests, those suitors would already be dead.

Correct
1 / 1 points

20.
As they make plans in the middle of book 16, Odysseus arranges for a secret sign, a nod, that he
will give to Telemachus at a later time. What will be the action that is supposed to happen when the
sign is given?

Telemachus will begin the challenge of the bow.

Telemachus will give a war cry.

Telemachus will take all the weapons and remove them from the hall.

Correct Response

Telemachus will tell Penelope that Odysseus has arrived.


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1.
Which of the following is NOT one of the themes that commonly appear as Odysseus is out on his
adventures?

an approach to an unknown domicile


a landing

a desire to establish a new home

Correct Response

caution and curiosity

escape and sailing

Correct
1 / 1 points

2.
What is one great advantage of not telling someone your real name?

they cannot call a curse upon you

Correct Response

they cannot denounce you in court


they cannot kill your family

they cannot dishonor you after death

Correct
1 / 1 points

3.
Which of Odysseus companions escapes Circe's magic potion?

Menander

Eurylochus

Correct Response

Antinous

Eurymachus

Correct
1 / 1 points

4.
In which book of the Odyssey does the scene depicted on this kylix occur?
Image from the MFA Boston: http://mfas3.s3.amazonaws.com/objects/SC191857.jpg

book 11

this scene does not occur in the Odyssey

book 10

Correct Response

book 8

Correct
1 / 1 points

5.
What is the connection between the scene and the use of the object?

By anointing himself with oil from a vessel like this, Odysseus prepared to wrestle.

By collecting blood from Helios cattle in a vessel like this, Odysseus men profaned the Sun god.
By bathing in Circes potion from water from a vessel like this, Odysseus men were transformed.

The men were overcome by drinking Circes potion from bowls and this bowl-like vessel is
specifically designed as a drinking cup.

Correct Response

Correct
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6.
What was Odysseus main crime, according to Tiresias?

He ate the cattle of the sun.

He sacrificed several men to Scylla.

He committed adultery with many women.

He disfigured a son of Poseidon.

Correct Response

Correct
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7.
What is the subject of the Sirens song to Odysseus, as stated by the Sirens?

the way to reach Ithaca

the love of Ares and Aphrodite

the key to escaping the underworld

irresistible sexual delight

knowledge

Correct Response

Correct
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8.
True or False: In lecture, Struck claimed that the disgust response to violations of the line between
what counts as food and what doesn't count as food is negotiable and easily controlled, because it is
culturally constructed.
True

False

Correct Response

Correct
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9.
Which aspect of a myth is NOT as important as the others in a structuralist reading?

the narrative arc

Correct Response

the cultural anxiety that lies at the core of the myth

the binary pair of ideas reflected by these motifs

the individual motifs

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10.
What is an aul, as it was discussed in lecture?

the courtyard of a home

Correct Response

an island

a cave

the inner rooms of a household

Correct
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11.
Which of the following is NOT a marker of Eumaeus' xenia?

He gives Odysseus pig meat to eat.

He offers Odysseus his daughter to wed.


Correct Response

He offers Odysseus skins to sleep on.

He gives Odysseus a cloak.

Correct
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12.
In his extended treatment of Odysseus establishing a relationship with Eumaeus, Homer shows the
power of what social practice to create personal connections. Choose the best answer:

doing physical work together

fighting as comrades in arms

conversation

Correct Response

always telling the truth, no matter how hard it is


Correct
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13.
What is the purpose of Odysseus lies to Eumaeus? Several of the following possibilities are
plausible, choose the best one.

He is establishing a connection through conversation, without giving away too much himself, so that
he can make an alliance and get information in return.

Correct Response

He is biding his time until he can face the suitors.

He expects further gifts from Eumaeus if he tells a good story.

He enjoys telling stories.

Correct
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14.
In Odysseus lie to Eumaeus, what question does the fictional Odysseus ask at Dodona?
whether his son is alive and has succeeded his place as king of Ithaca

whether his wife will betray him like Clytemnestra betrayed Agamemnon

whether he should approach his home secretly or openly

Correct Response

whether he should take a new wife

Correct
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15.
How does Athena approach Telemachus at the beginning of book 15?

in the form of a dream hovering over a sleepless Telemachus

Correct Response

as Theoclymenus

as Mentor
as Menelaus

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16.
What is one of the special abilities of Theoclymenus?

He is as clever as Odysseus.

He can recognize bad people posing in disguise.

He is a valiant warrior.

He can read divine signs.

Correct Response

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17.
What lie does Odysseus tell Athena when they meet in book 13?
He is a suitor of Penelope.

He is escaping a blood-guilt.

Correct Response

He is a friend of Telemachus.

He is a god in disguise.

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18.
Telemachus is compared to what type of figure when he greets Eumaeus?

a hero coming home from pillaging

a king returning from visiting his subjects


a son who has been gone for ten years

Correct Response

a warrior finding the warm embrace of family

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19.
What does Odysseus tell Telemachus, before Telemachus knows he's Odysseus?

That if only Telemachus were as brave as Achilles, he would have acted by now.

That if he himself were older and wiser like Nestor, he would have good advice to give Telemachus,
but for now he needs a meal.

That if Telemachus were as strong as Ajax in athletic contests, those suitors would already be dead.

That if he himself were a son of Odysseus, or Odysseus himself, he would rather die than allow the
suitors to continue their outrage.

Correct Response

Correct
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20.
What is the secret sign between Odysseus and Athena that indicates it is time for the reunion?

She raises her brows.

Correct Response

She gives Odysseus a bow.

She transforms into a boy.

She points to his scar.

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