Homer Quiz

Homer Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

Sing, muses, of the greatest epic poet who ever lived! Take the Homer quiz from eNotes to find out what you know about this famed Greek poet. Contains ten questions about the ancient author of The Iliad and The Odyssey.

  • Question 1

    True or False: Homer invented the limerick

  • Question 2

    True or False: About 50% of the works attributed to Homer are speeches

  • Question 3

    The debate over the historical authenticity of the single person known as "Homer" is called the __________ Question.

  • Question 4

    What sort of verse did Homer most often write?

  • Question 5

    True or False: Homer as an author may not have existed

  • Question 6

    While the exact date of his birth is unknown, the poet Herodotus estimates that it was likely around:

  • Question 7

    Why did Aristotle say Homer's epics made him unique among the poets in his time?

  • Question 8

    What physical disability is Homer thought to have suffered?

  • Question 9

    Homer was a subject of the ____________ cult during the Hellenistic era.

  • Question 10

    According to the poet Matthew Arnold, which of the following is NOT an "eminently" Homeric quality?

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