Thrinacia in The Odyssey - Quiz & Worksheet


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In The Odyssey, Odysseus travels to the Underworld to _____.

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1. In The Odyssey, what will happen to Odysseus if he or his men harm Helios' cattle?

2. In The Odyssey, why do Odysseus and his men stop at the island of Thrinacia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet contains questions concerning plot details of The Odyssey with a particular focus on the island of Thrinacia and its importance within the story. Characters such as Odysseus and Zeus will be covered.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo consists of questions involving the following aspects of The Odyssey:

  • Why Odysseus travels to the Underworld
  • What will happen to Odysseus if he or his men hurt Helios' cattle and why they end up eating them
  • Why Odysseus and his men stop at Thrinacia
  • What happens to Odysseus after Zeus destroys his ship

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on Odysseus' journey
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read about character motivation in The Odyssey and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the potential results of Helios' cattle being harmed

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous epic, you can study the corresponding lesson, Thrinacia in The Odyssey. This lesson is made up of the following learning objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with the role of Teiresias
  • Know the part Eurylochos plays in the story
  • Understand how Zeus interacts with this portion of Odysseus' saga