Epic Hero: Definition, Characteristics & Examples


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Which of the following is not a trait shared by epic heroes across cultures?

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1. What is an epic poem?

2. The epic hero is the ___________ in an epic poem.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Epic heroes are literary characters from ancient mythology and other stories that were written down in the form of epic poems, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of characteristics and examples of epic poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Epic hero in Homer's Iliad
  • Common characteristics of epic heroes
  • Role of the epic hero in an epic poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding common traits of epic heroes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the epic hero's journey

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson titled Epic Hero: Definition, Characteristics & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know what makes an epic hero
  • Learn about the work of Joseph Campbell
  • Understand the cultural impact of the epic hero