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Semester 1 – Study Guide
The Odyssey
___________________Homer’s other famous epic
___________________Leader of the suitors who won’t take the blame
___________________Odysseus tells the Cyclops this is his name
___________________A sea monster who kills six of Odysseus’ men
___________________This is the name of Odysseus’ father
___________________The name of the sun-god
___________________Odysseus’ wife
___________________The place where Odysseus’ men eat forbidden cattle
___________________The goddess who turns Odysseus’ men into pigs
___________________Odysseus’ homeland
___________________They tempt men with drugged flowers
___________________A long poem that tells the story of a hero.
___________________The name of the Cyclops who imprisons Odysseus
___________________Whirlpool monster
___________________The sea—God who hates Odysseus
___________________The ghost who predict Odysseus’ future in Hades
___________________Another name for Hell or Hades
___________________Women who tempt men by singing
___________________Odysseus’s son
___________________Odysseus sleeps with her each night and regrets it each day
16. Why is Odysseus considered such a great hero among the Greeks?
17. What significant things did Penelope do during Odysseus’s absence?
18. What is the setting for The Odyssey?
19. How long did it take Odysseus to return home from the war?
20. Where had Odysseus been at the start of The Odyssey?
21. In the opening scene to The Odyssey, Zeus blames people for what?
22. Who is the enchantress who turns men into pigs?
23. Who makes Odysseus her love slave?
24. Who sentenced Odysseus “to wander” on his journey home for blinding his son Polyphemos?
25. What warning does the prophet Tiresias give to Odysseus? (135)
26. In Hades, what is the warning given to Odysseus by the spirit (ghost) of Agamemnon? (143)
27. What are two or three things that are true of most of the women that Odysseus encounters? (Think of
Circe, Calypso, Ino and Nausicaa)
28. How are Circe and Calypso NOT similar?
29. What does Odysseus confide in Penelope at the end of the The Odyssey?
30. Zeus and Athena bring the Troy Saga to an end by doing what? (last two pages of the book)
31. The epithet “Laertes’ son,” shows the reader what truths about Odysseus?
32. What role does Zeus play throughout Odysseus’ journey?
33. Why does Odysseus not give his heart to Calypso or Circe?
34. Why does Odysseus tell the Cyclops that his name is “No man?”
35. Who is Elpenor and what is significant when Odysseus meets him in Hades?
36. Give an example of a Homeric simile from the book.
37. Summarize the Argos episode (Odysseus’ homecoming)
38. Give a least three examples of symbolism in the Argos story.
39. What did Telemachus do in the great hall that demonstrated his obedience to his father?
40. Define a Homeric simile.
41. Which of the following is a major theme in Odysseus’ homecoming?
42. Which of the following is a major conflict in Odysseus’ homecoming?
43. Why does Calypso allow Odysseus to leave her island? (It’s not because Zeus commanded it)
44. Why did Odysseus reject Calypso’s offer of immortality and eternal sex?
45. What happens after Odysseus’ men eat the lotus plant?
46. Review the cave scene in the Cyclops story. Why does Odysseus blind the Cyclops rather than kill him?
47. What characteristic of Odysseus the hero is best demonstrated by his escape from the cave of the
48. How does Odysseus rescue his men and himself from the Sirens?
49. What decision does Odysseus have to make regarding Scylla and Charybdis?
50. What prophecy of Teiresias and Circe does Odysseus not tell his men?
51. Odysseus is known for doing what in the Trojan War?
52. When Odysseus returns home, Athena advises him to disguise himself as what?
53. When Odysseus reveals himself to Telemachus, who does Telemachus think he is?
54. What difficult task does Penelope ask her suitors to do?
55. Who joins Odysseus in the fight against the suitors? (three other mortals and two gods)
56. To stop Odysseus from killing all the suitors, Eurymachos does what?
57. How does Odysseus prove his identity to Penelope?
58. Why does Odysseus offer the Cyclops wine?
59. Even though the Cyclops had been warned about Odysseus, he did not expect him to be…
60. On the island of the Sun-God, why do the men disobey Odysseus’ orders?
61. What is probably the best analysis of the symbolism in the Land of the Midnight Sun? (124b)
62. How does Eurycleia know that Odysseus is really who he claims to be?
63. Who was able to string the great bow?
64. What did the winner of the arrow shooting contest have to do to win?
65. Who once called himself “Noman?”
To Kill a Mockingbird
66. The setting of the novel is… (time and place)
67. Which of the following are true of Harper Lee?
Answer: She won a Pulitzer Prize for To Kill a Mockingbird and only wrote one book
68. Which literary technique is used in the following statement? “Maycomb was an old town, but it was a
tired old town when I first knew it.”
69. What were the two most dominant characteristics of the people in Maycomb?
70. How did Jem lose his pants?
71. Why is it a sin To Kill a Mockingbird?
72. What do the gifts found in the Radley’s tree symbolize to Jem and Scout?
73. Review the important characteristics of Miss Stephanie Crawford:
74. Review the important characteristics of Miss Maudie:
75. Why does Jem destroys Mrs. Dubose’s camellias in a fit of rage?
76. What were the two reasons why Jem had to read to Mrs. Dubose every day?
77. What is the big lesson Atticus tries to teach Scout throughout the book? (Hint: skin)
78. “Well in the first place you never stopped to give me a chance to tell you my side of it-you just lit right
into me. Atticus never does that…” This conversation is between what two characters?
79. What do Dill and Scout learn from Mr. Dolphus Raymond, the white man who has mixed children and a
black mistress?
80. Why did Tom Robinson go into Mayella Ewell’s house?
81. According to the testimony given by Tom Robinson, what happened with Mayella?
82. In his final argument before the jury, Atticus says, “There is one human institution which makes us all
equal and that is…” (what?)
83. The jury found Tom Robinson guilty or not guilty?
84. Why does Jem cry after the trial?
85. Which two characters most represent “mockingbirds?”
86. Who was most like a mother to Scout?
87. How did Bob Ewell die?
88. "I never heard tell that it's against the law for a citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being
committed, which is exactly what he did, but maybe you'll say it's my duty to tell the town all about it
and not hush it up. Know what'd happen then?” These words are said by whom and about whom?
89. It is ironic that Jem and Scout think that their father cannot do much of anything except read because…
90. By the end of the book the reader is endeared to Atticus because…
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91. Which of the following are true of the ancient Greek myths?
92. How do we know that the myths were both familiar and popular?
93. How did the stories of The Illiad and The Odyssey come to Homer?
94. The Illiad and The Odyssey were written in what form?
95. Why were the myths created?
96. When did Homer pen The Odyssey?
97. What does Narcissus symbolize?
98. What does King Midas symbolize?
99. Which myth explained the seasons to the ancient Greek?