Phaeacians in The Odyssey


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1. In Greek mythology, where are the Phaeacians said to live?

2. In The Odyssey, who are the Phaeacians?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Odyssey follows the journey of Odysseus on his long journey home after the Trojan War. This quiz and worksheet will check your knowledge of his time with the Phaeacians, just one of many groups he encounters on his voyage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will cover the following:

  • Author of The Odyssey
  • Where the Phaeacians live
  • Who the Phaeacians are
  • Why Odysseus reveals his identity
  • How Odysseus gets help from the Phaeacians

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Phaeacians in The Odyssey
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Odysseus reveals his identity to the Phaeacians
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the time Odysseus spends with the Phaeacians

Additional Learning

The Phaeacians are an important group in The Odyssey, as they serve more than one important purpose for the story's hero, Odysseus. To learn more, review the lesson called Phaeacians in The Odyssey, which explains the following:

  • How Nausicaa responds to Odysseus's arrival
  • What Odysseus disguises himself as in Ithaca
  • The events that occur after Odysseus leaves the Phaeacians