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Land of the Lotus Eaters in The Odyssey Video

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In the epic poem The Odyssey, what substance is 'too much of a good thing'?

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1. In The Odyssey, why do Odysseus' men explore the Land of the Lotus Eaters?

2. In The Odyssey, Odysseus shows he is a good leader by _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many modern works of literature reference the Lotus Eaters, but what exactly does that mean? This quiz can help you judge your understanding of these specific characters in the Odyssey, how others became involved and reacted to them, and the symbolism of the characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you gauge your knowledge of the Lotus Eaters in the Odyssey, including:

  • Effects of the lotus plant
  • Odysseus' reaction and reason
  • Symbolism of the lotus plant

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Land of the Lotus Eaters in the Odyssey
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of symbolism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Odysseus' actions

Additional Learning

To learn more about this epic poem, review the lesson titled Land of the Lotus Eaters in the Odyssey. The lesson goes further in depth on this part of the story, including:

  • Modern comparisons
  • Perceived dangers
  • Moral of the tale
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