The Argonautica Plot Synopsis: The Myth of Jason and the Argonauts


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In The Argonautica, Pelias fears Jason because

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1. In The Argonautica, the Argo is a magical ship because

2. In The Argonautica, in order for the Argonauts to escape the sirens,

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Argonautica' is an epic by Apollonius, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the poem. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the plot and characters of the story, including Jason's heroic quality and the Argonauts' escape from the sirens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The reason that Pelias fears Jason
  • Why the Argo is a magical ship
  • What the Argonauts have to do to escape the sirens

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Jason's heroic quality
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about King Aietes' challenge to Jason

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on Summary of The Argonautica. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the fate of King Pelias
  • Understand the epic's mythical inspirations
  • Recall the hard task that Pelias gives to his cousin, Jason