Ogygia: An Island in The Odyssey - Quiz & Worksheet


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In The Odyssey, the island of Ogygia is _____.

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1. In The Odyssey, how and why did Odysseus arrive on Ogygia?

2. In The Odyssey, how does Odysseus feel about his stay on Ogygia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The island of Ogygia is remote, but it plays an important role in the plot of The Odyssey. This assessment will help you determine your level of knowledge regarding the island, its inhabitants, and it symbolism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Ensure that you can correctly answer questions about the island of Ogygia in The Odyssey, including:

  • What Ogygia is
  • How Odysseus arrives at Ogygia and how he feels about staying there
  • Symbolism of Ogygia
  • Calypso's role in the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Odyssey
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of symbolism to know what this island represents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Calypso and Odysseus came to Ogygia

Additional Learning

To learn more about The Odyssey, review the lesson titled Ogygia: An Island in The Odyssey. This goes further into details about the story, including:

  • Idea of distraction
  • Translation of Ogygia
  • Whether Ogygia really exists
  • Analysis of the island's role in the story