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100

This happened to the suitors' faces when Odysseus successfully stringed his bow. This means "whitening (chiefly by loss of color)."

What is blanching?

100

Ithaca; Aeaea; Phaeacia; Pylos; Sparta

What are Greek islands?

100

This old king grieves for his son, who was believed to be dead for most of The Odyssey.

Who is Laertes?

100

This object belongs to Odysseus and is the key component of the challenge that Penelope presents to the suitors.

What is Odysseus's bow?

200

Defined as irritation or resentment; this feeling left the suitors once Telemachus called out Eumaeus.

What is pique?

200

King Alcinous; Circe; Nausicaa; Calypso; Scylla; Charybdis

Who were beings Odysseus encountered on his journey?

200

Odysseus owes his effective disguise and guidance to this divine being, who is here identified by two names.

Who is Pallas Athena?

200

Sheep; Cattle; Goats; Pigs; Wine

What are common offerings that people sacrifice to the Greek gods?

300

Antinous calls the suitors this, which means "naive or gullible inhabitants of a rural area or small town"

What are Yokels?

300

Ajax; Achilles; Patroclus; Antilochus

Who were the Achaeans who lost their lives at Troy?

300

One of strongest of the suitors, this man is strong and handsome but also arrogant, deceitful, and manipulative.

Who is Antinous;

Who is Eurymachus

300

Book Twenty-One of The Odyssey takes place in this part of the twelve-stage hero cycle.

What is stage 12: "Return With Elixir"?

400

Another word for farmhouse; Heracles murdered Iphitus to have more horses on his.

What is a grange?

400

The man of twists and turns; royal son of Laertes; he who excelled the Argives all in every strength; great glory of the Achaeans

What were epithets of Odysseus?

400

This servant, who was Odysseus's good friend, was offered a reward by the king for his loyalty. His job was to tend to the pigs.

Who is Eumaeus (the swineherd)?

400

When King Odysseus reveals himself to his swineherd and cowherd, he gives them these tasks. (3)

What were to close the gates, to deliver Odysseus his bow, and to tell the women to stay in their rooms?