Odyssey Part ii

Review for Retake
20 Years
How long has Odysseus been gone from Ithaca at
the beginning of this section?
When Telemachus first sees his father, he mistakes
him for a
Withhold anger, move weapons, and
have faith in the gods
Odysseus tells Telemachus to take what action while
he is disguised?
Telemachus has realized Odysseus is
What does Odysseus want the suitors to think about
Telemachus from this passage?
“I thought I’d move them out of the smoke. They
seemed no longer those bright arms Odysseus left
us years ago when he went off to Troy. Here, where
the fire’s hot breath came, they had grown black
and drear.
The length of Odysseus’ absence from
The episode bout Argus, Odysseus’ dog, is
important to the overall plot of Part 2 because it
Horrible condition Ithaca is in since
Odysseus left
Argus, the dog, is a symbol for
Who turns Odysseus into an old beggar?
to determine who is still operating
under the Greek hospitality rule
According to the plan, why is Odysseus supposed to
beg the suitors for bread?
Odysseus discovers that Penelope has
remained faithful.
What is the purpose of the section in which
Penelope meets disguised Odysseus?
She has never wanted them there and
dislikes them all.
How does Penelope feel about the suitors?
He stays silent and thinks about his
upcoming revenge.
When Antinous throws a stool at Odysseus, what
does Odysseus do?
stringing a bow and shoot an arrow
through axe handles
Penelope asks the suitors to perform a difficult task
wants to wait on Odysseus a little
Penelope asks the suitors to perform this task
because she
She remains emotionally distant
How does Penelope react when she FIRST sees
Odysseus transformed back into himself?
He knows their bed was built around a
living tree.
How does Penelope recognize Odysseus as her true
He refuses to accept responsibility
After Odysseus reveals his identity, Eurymachus
blames his actions on the newly killed Antinous.
What does this suggest about his character?
It takes Penelope a long time to accept that
Odysseus has returned. The purpose of this is
probably to ________________ in the text.
Odysseus’s response to Eurymachus’s pleas and
bargaining can best be described as
They are disrespectful to his home
Why does Odysseus feel it necessary to slay
Penelope’s suitors?
To see whether her reaction to the news
is one of joy or disappointment
Why does the disguised Odysseus make up a story
and tell Penelope that her husband will be home
Caution and loyalty
Which character traits does Penelope reveal in this
section of the Odyssey?
Odysseus stood watching the unruly
suitors like a captain surveying a rough
Which of the following is an example of a simile?
Odysseus in one motion strung the bow.
Odysseus stood watching the unruly suitors like a
captain surveying a rough sea.
The suitors, both strong and weak, tried and failed
to string the bow.
The setting of the epic is the Greek isles.
“Now flashed arrow from twanging
bow clean as a whistle through every
socket ring.”
Which of the following is NOT an example of a
Homeric simile?
A man is nothing without the gods.
Which is an important theme in the Odyssey, Part 2?
When Odysseus is disguised as a beggar and
Penelope wants to talk to this beggar about her
husband, we see an example of what type of irony?
Searching for his father
Where has Telemachus been at the beginning of
part two?

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