GCSE: Classical Civilisation! The Odyssey Trivia Quiz

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GCSE: Classical Civilisation! The Odyssey Trivia Quiz

Have you ever read the Odyssey by Homer? Could you pass a quiz on it? The Odyssey is a classic, epic, extended poem on a single subject. Some epics were created to be performed from memory. The verse involves the Greek hero, Odysseus, and his long journey home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy. Taking this quiz will help you learn more about the Odyssey.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the sun god's island?
    • A. 

      Ismarus

    • B. 

      Aeaea

    • C. 

      Aeolia

    • D. 

      Thrincae

    • E. 

      Illium

  • 2. 
    How many of Odysseus' men die on Ismarus?
    • A. 

      3

    • B. 

      27

    • C. 

      72

    • D. 

      309

    • E. 

      None

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the only ship to sail through The Wandering Rocks?
    • A. 

      Thinon

    • B. 

      Argo

    • C. 

      Scylla

    • D. 

      Odysseus' ship

    • E. 

      Aeaea

  • 4. 
    How long does Odysseus spend on Calypso's island?
    • A. 

      One month

    • B. 

      Three years

    • C. 

      One year and one day

    • D. 

      Six Years

    • E. 

      Seven Years

  • 5. 
    What are the sun god's children called?
    • A. 

      Calypso

    • B. 

      Lampetie and Phaethusa

    • C. 

      Hyperion and Helios

    • D. 

      Dymas

    • E. 

      He has no children

  • 6. 
    What was Nausicaa's father called?
    • A. 

      Alcinous

    • B. 

      Agammnon

    • C. 

      Odysseus

    • D. 

      Helios

    • E. 

      Polyphemus

  • 7. 
    What is the cyclops called?
    • A. 

      Poseidon

    • B. 

      Helios

    • C. 

      Nobody

    • D. 

      Eurlochus

    • E. 

      Polyphemus

  • 8. 
    Who did Athene appear to Nausicaa as?
    • A. 

      Odysseus

    • B. 

      Herself

    • C. 

      Dymas

    • D. 

      Ino

    • E. 

      Arete

  • 9. 
    Name the Giant-killer.
    • A. 

      Odysseus

    • B. 

      Hermes

    • C. 

      Zeus

    • D. 

      Poseidon

    • E. 

      Hades

  • 10. 
    Who lives on Telepylus?
    • A. 

      Calypso

    • B. 

      Nausicaa

    • C. 

      Circe

    • D. 

      The Laestroygonians

    • E. 

      The lotus-eaters

  • 11. 
    What is the land mark of Ithaca?
    • A. 

      Scylla and Charybdis

    • B. 

      Mount Neriton

    • C. 

      The River of Oceans

    • D. 

      The Cyclopean citadels

  • 12. 
    How does Odysseus protect his men from The Sirens?
    • A. 

      Ties them to the mast of the ship

    • B. 

      Locks them below board

    • C. 

      Fills their ears with wax

    • D. 

      Tells them not to look at The Sirens

    • E. 

      Doesn't sail past The Sirens

  • 13. 
    How does Hermes appear to Odysseus on Circe's island?
    • A. 

      As a towering man

    • B. 

      As a beggar

    • C. 

      As Athene

    • D. 

      As an adolescent boy

  • 14. 
    On Aeolia what is the citadel surrounded by?
    • A. 

      Guards armed with bow and arrows

    • B. 

      Cyclopean walls

    • C. 

      Bronze walls

    • D. 

      Thorns

  • 15. 
    When Odysseus and his men left the land of the Cicones they were heading in the right direction to get home. But when the north wind combined with the current they rounded which island?
    • A. 

      Aeolia

    • B. 

      Aeaea

    • C. 

      Thrinacie

    • D. 

      Maleae

    • E. 

      Ogygia

  • 16. 
    How many men did Scylla eat?
    • A. 

      None

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Seventeen

    • D. 

      All of them apart from Odysseus

  • 17. 
    What is the name of Odysseus' most unruly crew member?
    • A. 

      Ulysses

    • B. 

      Polites

    • C. 

      Helios

    • D. 

      Polyphemus

    • E. 

      Eurylochus

  • 18. 
    What is the name of they island they travel from, to the Underworld?
    • A. 

      Aeolia

    • B. 

      Aeaea

    • C. 

      Telephemus

    • D. 

      Thrinacie

    • E. 

      Ogygia

  • 19. 
    Who gives Odysseus the bag of wind?
    • A. 

      Calypso

    • B. 

      Agamemnon

    • C. 

      Alcinous

    • D. 

      Aeolus

    • E. 

      Circe

  • 20. 
    Which king rules Phaecia?
    • A. 

      Agamemnon

    • B. 

      Aeolus

    • C. 

      Odysseus

    • D. 

      Hades

    • E. 

      Alcinous

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