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Bernard Evslin

The Adventures of Ulysses

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 1969

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Exam Answer Key

Multiple Choice

1. B (Various chapters)

2. A (Various chapters)

3. D (Various chapters)

4. B (Various chapters)

5. C (Various chapters)

6. A (Various chapters)

7. D (Various chapters)

8. C (Various chapters)

9. B (Various chapters)

10. B (Various chapters)

11. A (Various chapters)

12. D (Various chapters)

13. C (Various chapters)

14. A (Various chapters)

15. C (Various chapters)

Long Answer

1. The Sirens embody the way that seductive women can distract a hero from his goals and even cause his destruction. This is echoed in Ulysses’s encounters with Circe and Calypso, both of whom try to seduce him and tempt him into forgetting his journey home to his wife and kingdom. (Various chapters)

2. When Eris tosses a golden apple inscribed “To the Fairest” onto a banquet table, it kicks off the Trojan War, which will call Ulysses away from home for 10 years. After the war, it takes him another 10 years to return home, and it is only with the help of Nausicaa, who discovers him after her ball rolls near him, that he finally succeeds in returning to Ithaca. (“Prologue” and Chapter 15, “Nausicaa”)