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.
_____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.
"Cyclops" - Lesson Plans, Activities, Vocabulary, Test
"Cyclops" - Hands-On Activity