Quiz  /  Odyssey
  • 1. 
    Who is the main character in the epic Greek poem the Odyssey?

  • Oedipus
  • Odysseus
  • Achilles
  • Hercules
  • 2. 
    Who wrote the Odyssey and when did he write it?

  • Shakespeare in 1590 AD
  • Sophocles in 450 BC
  • Virgil in 60 BC
  • Homer in the 8th century BC
  • 3. 
    After what war did the Odyssey take place?

  • Persian War
  • Trojan War
  • Peloponnesian War
  • War of the Roses
  • 4. 
    How did Odysseus and his men escape from the Cyclops?

  • They tricked the Cyclops into thinking that they were other Cyclopes
  • They put the Cyclops to sleep by feeding him a magic plant
  • They gave the Cyclops a riddle he could not solve
  • They snuck away by hiding under his sheep when they went out to graze
  • 5. 
    Who was Aeolus?

  • The king of the Lotus-eaters
  • A sea monster with six heads
  • The Cyclops who nearly killed Odysseus and his men
  • The god of winds who gave Odysseus a bag filled with the winds of the world
  • 6. 
    Counting the years of the Trojan War and the time it took him to travel home, how long was Odysseus away from home?

  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • 7 years
  • 1 year
  • 7. 
    Who was Argos in the Odyssey?

  • A siren who tried to lure Odysseus with her song
  • The god of the winds
  • One of the men trying to marry Penelope
  • The faithful dog of Odysseus who was the only one to recognize him
  • 8. 
    What are the names of the two monsters in the dangerous straight who tried to kill Odysseus?

  • Hydra and Cyclops
  • Scylla and Charibdis
  • Aeolus and Argos
  • Typhon and Chimera
  • 9. 
    What did Odysseus do to all the suitors who were trying to marry his wife?

  • He yelled at them and forced them to leave
  • He asked them to leave
  • He gave them presents
  • He killed them all
  • 10. 
    Who was Penelope?

  • The wife of Odysseus
  • A nymph who kept Odysseus captive for seven years
  • A monster with six heads and twelve arms
  • The woman who started the Trojan War
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