The Iliad Literary Criticism


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In the 1800s, some scholars proposed that the Iliad was made up of small independent poems called _____.

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1. All of the following are part of the Homeric Question EXCEPT:

2. Which of these schools of thought about the Iliad arose in the 1900s?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will help to gauge how much you know about a critical analysis of The Iliad. Topics include the small poems that make up the Iliad and the Homeric Question.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • School of thought regarding the Iliad that came about in the 1900s
  • Agreement today between most scholars about Homer
  • Earlier traditions associated with the Iliad

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on a critical analysis of the Iliad
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Homeric Question and the small poems in the Iliad
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what most scholars today believe about Homer

Additional Learning

Find out more about the subject with the interactive lesson entitled The Iliad Literary Criticism. You'll be reviewing these topics in particular:

  • Brief overview of the criticism associated with the Iliad
  • Scholarly questions regarding Homer in the 1600s and 1700s
  • The nucleus that the Iliad came from