Week 7: Odysseus and Aeneas in the Underworld

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The following is a list of statements which are either True or False. When you take the quiz, you will have 10 of these statements, chosen at random. You can take the quiz up to 5 times, and your average score will be recorded.

Apply the 80% RULE when you are taking quizzes for these classes. In other words: don't stress about trying to get 100% on these quizzes. The quizzes are here to make sure you are ready to go on to the next activity. If you get 80% or better, you are ready to proceed. If you get less than 80% you need to go back and do the reading again (read more slowly, take notes) and take the quiz again, aiming for at least 80%.

  1. T or F ? The Sibyl was Aeneas's guide through the land of the dead.
  2. T or F ? Ulysses's mother told him about the death of his son, who had been killed by the Trojans.
  3. T or F ? Palinurus was killed by savage people who found him when he washed ashore.
  4. T or F ? Circe gave Ulysses instructions for finding the land of the dead.
  5. T or F ? The ghosts are eager to drink the wine that Ulysses has poured out as a sacrifice.
  6. T or F ? The Sibyl used a sack full of gold to force Charon to take Aeneas on the ferry boat.
  7. T or F ? Ulysses's companion Elpenor died when he fell off the roof.
  8. T or F ? The ferryman Charon had only one eye, which was located in the center of his forehead.
  9. T or F ? Dido wept with joy when she saw her former lover Aeneas in the land of the dead.
  10. T or F ? In order to escape Circe's island, Ulysses and his men had to drug Circe and tie her up.
  11. T or F ? Achilles is happy in the land of the dead, because he has become king of all the ghosts.
  12. T or F ? Theseus escaped from the labyrinth by following Ariadne's thread.
  13. T or F ? After his visit to the land of the dead, Ulysses buried his dead companion Elpenor.
  14. T or F ? Aeneas wanted to visit the land of the dead in order to speak with his father.
  15. T or F ? Anchises showed Aeneas his female descendants, but none of his male descendants.
  16. T or F ? Ulysses saw the ghost of Leda, the mother of Castor and Pollux.
  17. T or F ? Agamemnon was killed by his wife, Clytemnestra.
  18. T or F ? Palinurus jumped off the ship in order to chase a golden fish he glimpsed in the water.
  19. T or F ? Aeneas returned to the land of the living by swimming up the river Styx.
  20. T or F ? Sisyphus has to roll a rock up a hill over and over again.
  21. T or F ? Aeneas needed to find a golden sword in order to enter the land of the dead.
  22. T or F ? Romulus was a son of the god Mars.
  23. T or F ? The Sibyl led the Aeneas through the deepest and most horrible depths of hell.
  24. T or F ? Ulysses wanted to consult the ghost of the dead prophet Teiresias.
  25. T or F ? Anchises was stricken with terror when he saw his son Aeneas in the land of the dead.

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