Who Is Eurycleia in The Odyssey?


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1. In The Odyssey, how do Eurycleia and Odysseus know each other?

2. In The Odyssey, Eurycleia nurses Odysseus and _____ as infants.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Eurycleia is a pivotal character in The Odyssey, and this duo of practice assessments will help examine your comprehension the part she plays in the Greek epic. The quiz will focus on questions about Odysseus and Eurycleia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The main character in The Odyssey
  • Odysseus and Eurycleia's relationship
  • The characters Eurycleia nurses as infants
  • Who Eurycleia recognizes when in disguise as a beggar
  • How she figures out the beggar is in disguise

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you comprehend key information such as how Eurycleia figures out who the beggar is from the related Eurycleia and The Odyssey lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who is the main character of The Odyssey
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about Eurycleia and her relationship with other characters in The Odyssey

Additional Learning

To learn more about Eurycleia and her role read the accompanying lesson titled Who is Eurycleia in The Odyssey? Some key topics this lesson will go over include:

  • The history of The Odyssey and its main narrative points
  • Eurycleia's life with and without Odysseus in it
  • The goddess Athena and the role she plays in The Odyssey