Homer's Odyssey Lesson for Kids: Summary & Myth


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Who is Odysseus in The Odyssey?

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1. Odysseus has been away from Ithaca for 20 years. Where was he for the first ten years?

2. What happens at home while Odysseus is away?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet let you measure your knowledge of Homer's Odyssey. You must answer questions about Odysseus himself and his journey.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll see if you understand:

  • Odysseus' background
  • His time away from Ithaca
  • Greek mythology

Skills Practiced

  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main phrases, such as epic poems and Greek mythology
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about what has been happening in Ithaca while Odysseus has been away
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about who Odysseus is and where he has been

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this famous poem, read the lesson titled Homer's Odyssey Lesson for Kids: Summary & Myth. It will help you understand concepts like:

  • The dictionary definition of an odyssey
  • Mythical creatures he encounters during his journey
  • How Odysseus wins back his position as king