Who was Odysseus? - Story, Adventures & Travels


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Why were the ships of the Greek army scattered by storms following the sack of Troy and the end of the war?

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1. How did Odysseus and his men escape the cave of the Cyclops?

2. What event prompted the saying 'Beware Greeks bearing gifts'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Odysseus was one the great Greek heroes of the Trojan War, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the man. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the life and adventures of Odysseus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Adventures of Odysseus
  • Events of the Trojan War
  • Odysseus' relationship to the goddess Athena
  • Event that destroyed Odysseus' ship and left him alone

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related mythology lesson on Odysseus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Odysseus' travels
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Trojan War

Additional Learning

To learn more about mythology and Odysseus, review the following lesson, Who was Odysseus? - Story, Adventures & Travels. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know who wrote about Odysseus and the Roman version of Odysseus' name
  • Learn about the life and adventures of Odysseus, like his run-in with the Lotus-eaters and Polyphemus the Cyclops
  • Understand the popularity of Odysseus