BUILDING BACKGROUND PAGE 869 1. What was the Mycenaean culture like? 2. How did Homer incorporate the Mycenaean culture into Part 4 of his epic Poem “The Odyssey”? DEATH IN THE GREAT HALL 870-874 1. Who does Odysseus kill first AND how does he kill him? 2. Why didn’t the suitors have any weapons to use against Odysseus? 3. What did Eurymachus say to Odysseus about Antinous AND about himself and the other suitors ? Antinous- Himself & other suitors- 4. What is Odysseus’ response to Eurymachus’ offer? What did he do? 5. Who did Telemachus kill AND how? 6. What did Telemachus go get for his father AND who else did he get to help them fight the suitors? 7. What metaphor is used to describe all the dead suitors in the great hall? write in your own words Lines_______________ Copy from book THE TRUNK OF THE OLIVE TREE 874-880 1. How does Penelope’s old nurse know for certain that “the beggar” is indeed Odysseus? 2. Who does Penelope think the stranger is? Write in your own words Why? Lines_______________ Copy the lines that prove your reasoning 3. How does Telemachus feel about his mom’s reaction? 4. On line 58 what is Odysseus worried about when he says, “As to this massacre, we must see the end”? What plan does he come up with to resolve the situation with “the massacre”? 5. What did Athena do for Odysseus? 6. How does Penelope know for certain that the stranger truly is her husband? What was their “secret sign”? 7. How is the battle between Odysseus and the suitors’ families resolved?