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"Cyclops" from The Odyssey - Test & Vocabulary

"Cyclops" from The Odyssey - Test & Vocabulary
Product Description
The story of "Cyclops" from Book IX of The Odyssey is a great read. It is graphic and students love reading about the gory details of the one-eyed monster eating men and Odysseus outsmarting the beast with his clever wit.

This packet comes with the following:

*10 Vocabulary Words - defined on a handout and students must use context clues to fill those words into sentences. Answer key provided. (1 page student sheet and 1 page answer key)

*Clean copy of "Cyclops" by Homer (6 pages of 2 columns)

*Test in 2 versions - 22 questions - 15 multiple choice and 7 matching vocabulary plus an optional compare/contrast short essay. Answer key is provided. (3 pages per test plus answer key = 7 pages)

*Editable PowerPoint in case you wish to make any changes.

The test requires comprehension, analysis, knowledge of figurative language, etc.

Sample Questions:
_____1. Which character trait does Odysseus NOT show during "Cyclops"?
A. cleverness B. foolishness C. jealousy D. concern

_____ 6. What figurative language is found in these lines:
"When the young Dawn with fingertips of rose it up the world"? A. simile B. metaphor C. alliteration D. personification

_____ 15. Based on the story of "Cyclops," which is NOT an assumption that can be drawn about the culture of the Greeks during the time period of The Odyssey?
A. Treating guests well was a respected tradition.
B. Loyalty to others was a cherished trait.
C. Using one's mind to overcome obstacles was highly valued.
D. Men looked up to the gods, but men were not worthy enough to pray to the gods.

If you prefer the 3-Day Lesson for "Cyclops" with hands-on foldie activity, book versus movie excerpt task, bell ringers, daily instructions, and the test with vocabulary mentioned above, then click "Cyclops" - Lesson Plans, Activities, Vocabulary, Test if you want the whole unit for $4.95.

Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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