The Aeneid by Virgil


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Why did Octavian want Virgil to write 'The Aeneid'?

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1. How is Aeneas different from Odysseus?

2. Why does Dido commit suicide in 'The Aeneid'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Because The Aeneid is a long work filled with complex meanings, our quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you break down the fundamentals. You'll answer questions about the author's purpose, plot, and characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments quiz students about:

  • Virgil's patron
  • Themes from The Aeneid that are related to The Iliad
  • Conceptualization of the afterlife included in The Aeneid
  • Rome's classification of mortal sins

Skills Practiced

By using this quiz and worksheet, you will practice:

  • Reading comprehension - make certain that you draw key details from the related lesson about The Aeneid
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as character traits and actions of Aeneas and Odysseus
  • Information recall - use the knowledge you've gained to identify who was behind Virgil's writing of The Aeneid

Additional Learning

Our supplementary lesson, The Aeneid by Virgil, can help you learn more about this poem. You'll study the following topics:

  • Why Rome needed its own epic poem
  • Characteristics of the Roman hero, Aeneas
  • Analysis of villains, shipwrecks, and war in The Aeneid