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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Agamemnon's offer to Achilles is meant to do what?
(a) Get Achilles to not fight for the Trojans.
(b) Get Achilles to come back and fight for the Greeks.
(c) Get Achilles to forgive Agamemnon.
(d) Get Achilles to bring the gods onto the side of the Greeks.

2. Who stops Achilles from killing Agamemnon?
(a) Hera.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Athena.
(d) Helena.

3. After Zeus sends the goddess of Hate down to the Greeks, what does he send Iris to tell Hector?
(a) To pull back until Agamemnon is wounded.
(b) To pull back until the morning.
(c) To pull back until Agamemnon is dead.
(d) To pull back until Agamemnon asks to talk to Hector.

4. Who answers Paris' challenge to the Greeks on the battlefield?
(a) Agamemnon.
(b) Priam.
(c) Menelaus.
(d) Hector.

5. How do Diomedes and Glaukos seal their friendship?
(a) By trading armor.
(b) By trading horses.
(c) By trading swords.
(d) By praying together to the gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who decides the violence should end?

2. Who was the mortal man responsible for the plague against the army?

3. How does Aphrodite flee the battle in Book 5?

4. Who is Zeus' wife?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Thersites speaking about in Book 2?

2. Who is the first god to disobey Zeus and what does that god do?

3. In the beginning of Book 10, what happens when the Trojan and Greek spies meet?

4. Where does Achilles sit in sorrow, and what happens as a result?

5. What kind of goddess is Aphrodite? Please support your answer with examples.

6. What are the origins of Achilles' anger?

7. In Book 3, why is Paris considered a coward?

8. In Book 11, what happens while Achilles watches the battle from his ship?

9. What do Odysseus and Diomedes do with the information they gain from the Trojan spy?

10. Dione gives some advice to Aphrodite in Book 5. What is that advice?

(see the answer keys)

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