Who Is Eumaeus in The Odyssey?


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Who is the hero of The Odyssey?

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1. How do the characters Eumaeus and Odysseus of The Odyssey meet one another?

2. What hardship must Eumaeus, Penelope, and Telemachus deal with while Odysseus is absent in The Odyssey?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Eumaeus is a memorable character in Homer's epic, The Odyssey. These quiz questions will ask you do identify Eumaeus' role in the story, as well as his relationships with other characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked about:

  • The Odyssey 's hero
  • How Odysseus and Eumaeus meet each other
  • The hardship Eumaeus, Penelope and Telemachus must deal with during Odysseus's absence
  • How Odysseus reveals his identity to Eumaeus
  • Who Eumaeus grows close to in Odysseus's family

Skills Practiced

Skills you'll be tested on include:

  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding who the hero of The Odyssey is and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson about how Odysseus reveals his identity to Eumaeus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the relationships between Eumaeus and other key characters in The Odyssey

Additional Learning

If you want more information on this character, check out the related lesson, Who Is Eumaeus in The Odyssey? The lesson goes over the following learning objectives:

  • Understand the context and premise of The Odyssey
  • Tell the difference between the fictional island of Syria and the real-life, modern-day Syria
  • Learn what Eumaeus helps Odysseus and Telemachus do when Odysseus returns home