The Odyssey Book 11: Summary & Quotes


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Upon arriving at the land of the dead in the beginning of Book 11 in Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus and his men follow Kirke's instructions and dig a trench. They then fill that trench with what?

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1. At the beginning of Book 11 in Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus fights off the shades who try to reach the blood because he is waiting for which ghost to appear?

2. Odysseus sees many ghosts in Book 11 of Homer's The Odyssey. Which one does he try to hug?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Book 11 of the Odyssey, Odysseus continues his explanation of the difficult journey he has experienced. Quiz questions ask about this journey, including important events and characters that Odysseus has encountered

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of the following:

  • The ghosts in the land of the dead
  • The owner of the grazing cattle
  • Odysseus's fight with the shades
  • Kirke's instructions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm that you have learned the most important information about Book 11 of Homer's Odyssey
  • Critical thinking - use content from the lesson to analyze Odysseus's interactions with the ghosts from a different perspective
  • Information recall - remember the name of the cattle's owner

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, review the accompanying lesson entitled The Odyssey Book 11: Summary & Quotes. Objectives in the lesson include:

  • Review Odysseus's encounter with his mother's ghost
  • Explore the role of Teiresias and his special abilities
  • Discuss the tasks that Odysseus agrees to carry out on behalf of the ghosts