Ancient Greek Literature Facts: Lesson for Kids


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Who wrote The Illiad and The Odyssey?

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1. Why were Homer's works first memorized instead of written down?

2. Who was the most famous woman writer in ancient Greece?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this kid-friendly worksheet and quiz to check your understanding of the literature of ancient Greece. These multiple-choice questions cover topics like who wrote some of the famous works of ancient Greek literature, why some works were memorized instead of written and who the Greek writer who helped create comedy was.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our quiz questions test your student's understanding of the following:

  • Who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey?
  • Why Homer's works were memorized instead of written
  • The most famous woman writer in ancient Greece
  • Why some Greek literary works were as long as 150 feet
  • The ancient Greek writer who helped create comedy

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of why ancient Greeks memorized these works rather than writing them down at first
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ancient Greek literature lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who wrote The Iliad and The Odyssey
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most famous woman author in ancient Greece

Additional Learning

Check out our short lesson called Ancient Greek Literature Facts: Lesson for Kids if you feel you need a bit more practice with this subject. The topics covered on this quiz are included in the lesson, as well as the following:

  • How old the formula for literature is
  • The Greek author famed for writing about himself
  • What a fragment is
  • When the Golden Age in Greece took place
  • The works of Sophocles and Euripides