Tennyson's Ulysses: A Victorian Take on Greece


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Tennyson's Ulysses is primarily an example of a(n) _____.

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1. What classic work most influences Tennyson's poem, Ulysses?

2. Tennyson wrote Ulysses in response to what major biographical event?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ulysses is Alfred, Lord Tennyson's most famous work, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the poem. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the themes and imagery of the poem, as well as the life of Tennyson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Poetic genre Ulysses exemplifies
  • Classic influence on Tennyson's poem
  • Description of the character Ulysses

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Ulysses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the event from Tennyson's life that prompted him to write Ulysses

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson titled Tennyson's Ulysses: A Victorian Take on Greece. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Read Tennyson's Ulysses
  • Learn about the life of Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Understand the themes and imagery in Ulysses