Homer Quiz

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.

  1. What sort of verse did Homer most often write?

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

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

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

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  5. True or False: Homer invented the limerick

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

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

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

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

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  10. What physical disability is Homer thought to have suffered?

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