Odyssey Poem By Homer: Trivia Quiz

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Odyssey Poem By Homer: Trivia Quiz

The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems credited to Homer. It is one of the oldest enduring works of literature still read by modern audiences. The Odyssey is regarded as one of the most significant pieces of the Western Canon. If you are interested in the Odyssey poem by Homer, then this quiz is for you.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who wrote The Odyssey?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Homer

    • C. 

      Aristotle

  • 2. 
    In what war did Odysseus fight?
    • A. 

      Agean

    • B. 

      Clash of the Titans

    • C. 

      Trojan

  • 3. 
    Why did it take Odysseus ten long years to get home?
    • A. 

      He angered Poseidon, who vowed to punish him

    • B. 

      He was lost at sea, far south of where he started

    • C. 

      He chose not to return to Ithaca, but remain with Circe

  • 4. 
    What was Penelope's promise to Odysseus?
    • A. 

      She would wait for him forever

    • B. 

      She would marry if he did not return by the time their son was a man

    • C. 

      She would leave Ithaca with their son after 25 years

  • 5. 
    What Greek goddess was always around to help Odysseus?
    • A. 

      Athena

    • B. 

      Hera

    • C. 

      Aphrodite

  • 6. 
    What was Odysseus' hubris?
    • A. 

      His fear

    • B. 

      His anger

    • C. 

      His pride

  • 7. 
    What guise did Athena always give to Odysseus?
    • A. 

      A beggar

    • B. 

      A king

    • C. 

      A horse

  • 8. 
    For what trait is Odysseus best known?
    • A. 

      His strength

    • B. 

      His cunning

    • C. 

      His marksmanship

  • 9. 
    How long was Odysseus away from Ithaca?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      15 years

    • C. 

      20 years

  • 10. 
    What was Odysseus' greatest fear upon returning to Ithaca?
    • A. 

      That his son would not recognize him

    • B. 

      That Penelope had not been faithful to him

    • C. 

      That all of his sheep had been stolen

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