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The Odyssey

Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey has fascinated readers and listeners for thousands of years. It’s hard to consider a person educated in the literary tradition unless they’ve familiar with this classic. Here are worksheets, a project, and a test to help you teach or appreciate The Odyssey.

The Odyssey Chapters 1-2 Worksheet
: comprehension and review questions that will help you assess how well your students understand chapters one and two of the text.
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The Odyssey Chapters 3-4 Worksheet: ten comprehension and plot recall questions to help your students review chapters three and four of the story.
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The Odyssey Worksheet Chapters 15-16: ten more review questions on Homer’s classic epic, The Odyssey, this time covering chapters fifteen and sixteen.
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The Odyssey Map Project: Students will review the storyline by creating an illustrate map charting major events in Odysseus’s journey home.
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The Odyssey Test: Evaluate your students’ understanding of the text with this twenty-five question multiple choice assessment.
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8 Comments

  1. Maria

     /  March 16, 2017

    Are there answer keys?

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  2. Ms. Herrera

     /  September 5, 2016

    Hi! I used these sheets on my students and it is really working their brains, but I wanted to use an answer sheet to all of these questions to check them off with. Does anybody have one?

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  3. Laura

     /  July 23, 2016

    The Odyssey Test has 6 questions on The Odyssey, the last two incomplete. Questions 7 through 25 are from another text, The Count of Monte Cristo I believe. Is it suppose to be this way? When I pulled this as a resource I assumed all the questions on The Odyssey Test would be about The Odyssey. Thanks.

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    • Yeah, it’s really messed up. I accidentally over wrote the original, and its gone now. I keep telling myself I’m going to fix it. I hope to come through on that promise one day… Sorry.

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  4. Riina

     /  September 14, 2014

    The Map Project won’t open in any form and I really want to review/use it because the materials on this site are always superb.

    Thanks, Riina

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  5. John Wolford

     /  February 19, 2014

    Can you tell me what edition these units like The Odyssey or Count of Monte Cristo you are using? Thanks … and thank you for the resources. They are great.

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