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Iliad Quiz 1

1. Achilles is the son of

  • Thetis and Peleus
  • Aphrodite and Patroclus
  • Thetis and Zeus
  • Chryseis and Agamemnon

2. In Book 1, Apollo brings plague on the Achaeans because

  • Troy is Apollo's birthplace
  • Achilles insults Leto's beauty
  • Menelaus plunders Apollo's temple
  • Agamemnon mistreats a priest of Apollo

3. In Book 1, Achilles is stopped from killing Agamemnon by

  • Hector
  • Zeus
  • Odysseus
  • Pallas Athena

4. Achilles asks Thetis to prevail on Zeus to

  • make the Achaeans lose as long as Achilles does not fight
  • grant the Achaeans victory through the deception of the Trojan Horse
  • destroy Troy with an earthquake
  • protect Patroclus

5. Three gods have a particularly strong hatred for Troy. Who are they?

  • Hera, Poseidon, and Athena
  • Zeus, Athena, and Apollo
  • Hera, Poseidon, and Artemis
  • Zeus, Aphrodite, and Apollo

6. The Trojan War was caused by

  • Troy's monopoly of the spice trade
  • Agamemnon's abduction of Chryseis
  • the fight over who would possess the jewel-studded Trojan horse
  • Paris' abduction of Helen

7. Who is the first Achaean warrior Athena aids in battle?

  • Hector
  • Ajax
  • Diomedes
  • Meriones

8. Who is Achilles' most beloved companion?

  • Hector
  • Nestor
  • Patroclus
  • Diomedes

9. Which two Achaeans go on the night raid in Book 10?

  • Ajax and Odysseus
  • Diomedes and Odysseus
  • Achilles and Patroclus
  • Agamemnon and Odysseus

10. Which of these gods is the most consistent helper of the Trojans?

  • Apollo
  • Artemis
  • Poseidon
  • Athena

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