Test & Key: Adventures of Ulysses by Evslin

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This Common Core aligned test measures reading comprehension and assesses analysis of key characters, plot points, and themes contained within The Adventures of Ulysses by Bernard Evslin. This zip file contains both a student copy of the test and an answer key.

This test addresses the following:

Character Identification.
Multiple Choice. Approx. 40 questions.

Questions pertain to the following:
♦ Athena's aid along the journey
♦ Ulysses brilliant trick
♦ Achilles' warrior status and weakness
♦ Menelaus's call to arms
♦ Poseidon's relationship to Polyphemus
♦ The faithful wife of Ulysses
♦ Helen's reputation
♦ The enormous whirlpool
♦ Paris's judgment
♦ A faithful, old dog
♦ A loyal swineherd
♦ Circe's peculiar abilities
♦ Hyperion's background
♦ Morpheus and the lotus flowers
♦ Helen's suitors
♦ Aeolus' efforts to help Ulysses
♦ Hermes' role in Ulysses' journey
♦ The gullibility of Polyphemus
♦ A blind prophet
♦ The peculiar talents of the sirens
♦ Eurycleia's discovery
♦ Telemachus
♦ Alcinous's assistance
♦ Nausicaa's revelation
♦ Poseidon's ire
♦ The winner of a contest
♦ A character's disguise
♦ And more

True/False.
Approx. 16 questions

Questions pertain to the following:
♦ The incident on the Isle of the Ciconians
♦ The blind seer's prophecy
♦ The suitors' feelings toward and plans involving Telemachus
♦ The mysterious beggar's plan
The Odyssey written as a poem
♦ Ulysses' status as an unconventional hero
♦ The prevalence of epics
♦ Ulysses' motivation(s) to fight in the Trojan War
♦ Nausicaa's treatment of a stranger
♦ The historical link to events in The Odyssey
The Odyssey as a quintessential journey story
♦ The incident with the giant cannibal
♦ And more

Plot Recall.
Multiple Choice. Approx. 8 questions.

Questions pertain to the following:
♦ The trip to Tartarus
♦ The incident involving Polyphemus
♦ Penelope's plan
♦ The bag of winds
♦ The death of Elpenor

Short Answer.
Approx. 6 questions.

Questions pertain to the following:
♦ Poseidon's ire
♦ Ulysses' intellect
♦ A mistake involving the Isle of the Sun God
♦ The trick that turned the tides in the Trojan War
♦ The mysterious beggar's insult to Penelope's suitors
♦ How history was documented and shared in the past

Essay.
Two questions.

Questions pertain to the following:
♦ The sharing of epic tales/mythological stories.
♦ Ulysses' ability to learn from his mistakes (support with evidence).

Looking for Adventures of Ulysses quizzes to prepare students for the test?
Adventures of Ulysses Quiz - Prologue - 15
Adventures of Ulysses Quiz - Pages 16-46
Adventures of Ulysses Quiz - Pages 47-70
Adventures of Ulysses Quiz - Pages 71-95
♦ Adventures of Ulysses Quiz - Pages 96-123 (coming soon)
Adventures of Ulysses Quiz - Pages 124-146
Adventures of Ulysses Quiz - Pages 147-end
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