Who Are the Suitors in The Odyssey?


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Who composed The Odyssey, the epic poem telling the story of Odysseus and his journey home?

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1. Who are the suitors in the epic poem The Odyssey?

2. One trick Penelope devises in The Odyssey to stave off her suitors is ________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Go over this quiz and worksheet to test yourself on some facts and significance of the suitors in The Odyssey. Some of the points you'll be tested on include the identity of the suitors and what happens to them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The author of The Odyssey
  • The identity of the suitors
  • How Penelope holds off the suitors
  • How Odysseus disguises himself
  • The fate of the suitors

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the assessment questions to check your recollection of the identity and significance of the suitors in The Odyssey
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the plot points of The Odyssey that relate to the suitors and additional facts about the work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer the assessment questions on how the suitors fare at the end of The Odyssey.

Additional Learning

More information on this subject is provided in the associated lesson called Who Are the Suitors in The Odyssey? This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of The Odyssey
  • Who were the suitors?
  • Penelope and the suitors
  • Odysseus's return and the fate of the suitors