Odysseus & the Sirens


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In Greek culture, the Sirens were thought to be:

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1. In Roman mythology, the Sirens were thought to be:

2. In The Odyssey, what did Circe tell Odysseus to do to his men before reaching the Sirens isle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus' return home was filled with just as many perils as his time spent in battle. This assessment was made to provide you with a way to test your knowledge of the sirens in The Odyssey and their role in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The questions of this assessment will ask you about:

  • What sirens are
  • How Odysseus saved himself and his men from the sirens
  • What do the sirens represent in The Odyssey

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you practice with this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the sirens of The Odyssey and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the sirens and their role in The Odyssey
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the sirens to interpret their symbolic meaning

Additional Learning

To improve your understanding of the sirens and their part in The Odyssey, complete the lesson called Odysseus & the Sirens. After this lesson you should have a better understanding of:

  • The characteristics and objectives of the sirens
  • How the sirens achieve their objectives
  • Odysseus' instructions on how to get home