How does Penelope outwit Odysseus?

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In an attempt to ensure Odysseus is who he says he is Penelope instructs the servant Eurycleia to move the marrage bed down into the great hall. This upsets Odysseus as one of the bed posts was made from an Olive tree which grew in his room and Odysseus thinks it has been broken apart. The detail Odysseus gives to Penelope about the construction of the bed proves to her that Odysseus is her long lost husband. more
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