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2003 ­ Paper 1 ­ Literature
TOPIC 1 HOMER Odyssey, Books 5, 6, 9, 10 and 12
Answer Questions 1, 2 and 3.
Total for this question: 9 marks
1 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions below.
"Well, I filled a big goatskin with this wine and also took some food in a bag
with me; for I had an instant foreboding that we were going to find ourselves
face to face with some barbarous being of colossal strength and ferocity,
uncivilized and unprincipled. It took us very little time to reach the cave, but
we did not find its owner at home: he was tending his fat sheep in the
Odyssey, Book 9, p130
(a) From whom had Odysseus obtained the wine mentioned in line 1? (1 mark)
(b) Why did he later offer this wine to the Cyclops? (2 marks)
(c) When Odysseus and his men found the Cyclops was not at home, what did
they do? (3 marks)
(d) "A being of colossal strength and ferocity, uncivilized and unprincipled". Do
you agree with this description of the Cyclops Polyphemus? You should make
three points in your answer and give a reason for each point. (3 marks)
Total for this question: 15 marks
3 EITHER (a) "Apart from Odysseus, all of the other characters in
the Odyssey are either good or evil". How far do you agree with this
statement? Give reasons, supported by examples, for your answer. Do not
repeat any information you have used in your answer to Question 1(d).
Remember that you cannot write about Odysseus himself. (15
OR (b) How much of Odysseus' success was due to the help he
received from gods, goddesses and mortals, and how much was due to his own
personal qualities? Give examples to support your answer. (15 marks)

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Total for this question: 9 marks
2 Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions below.
The passage is not reproduced here due to third-party copyright constraints.
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Publications during the 12 months following the examination.…read more

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To whom had she given the drug earlier in this book?
Odysseus' crew / crew led by Eurylochus
(1 mark)
(c) How had Hermes helped Odysseus to counteract the drug?
Had given him a plant / herb / moly - which stopped drug working / made him
immune to Circe's spells
(2 marks)
(d) Briefly describe one other occasion when Hermes had helped
Odysseus.…read more


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