The Iliad Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who opposes the speech which encourages the Greeks to fight after Agamemnon tells them to go home?
(a) Hera.
(b) Thersites.
(c) Phyrous.
(d) Nestor.

2. Who does Thetis appeal to in order to regain honor to Achilles?
(a) Odysseus.
(b) Agamemnon.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Hera.

3. What is Helen weaving when she is visited by a divine messenger?
(a) A red wall hanging with scenes from the war.
(b) A red robe with scenes from the war.
(c) A blue wall hanging with scenes from the war.
(d) A blue robe with scenes from the war.

4. Who does Helen sit next to when watching Paris taking part in the duel on the battlefield?
(a) King Priam.
(b) King Agamemnon.
(c) King Ageneneis.
(d) King Pyliam.

5. Who does Athena disguise herself as?
(a) Helen.
(b) A goddess.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A Trojan man.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two sides in the war?

2. What objects are sacrificed before the duel in Book 3 between Paris and his competition?

3. What god or goddess helps the Trojans in Book 4?

4. Who prophesies that the Greeks will win the war against the Trojans in ten years?

5. What promise does Zeus get from Hera?

(see the answer key)

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