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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. After Zeus and Hera come to an agreement on Mount Olympus, who is sent to stir the men up to battle?
(a) Athena.
(b) Ares.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Apollo.

2. Who speaks to the Greek soldiers to convince them to stay and fight when Agamemnon is telling them to go home?
(a) Hera.
(b) Agamemnon.
(c) Odysseus.
(d) Nestor.

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

4. Who is the first man who offers to fight Hector when Hector challenges the Greeks to a duel so that the fighting can end??
(a) Odysseus.
(b) Menelaus.
(c) Agamemnon.
(d) Aias.

5. Who is the wise leader from Pylos who tries to stop Achilles and Agamemnon from arguing?
(a) Nathan.
(b) Nestor.
(c) Pylosies.
(d) Darius.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where has Eurypylos been wounded

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

3. Where does Hector find Paris after the Trojans are forced to retreat?

4. What does Hector do when the Trojans are forced to retreat?

5. Which god does Hera ask to help the Greeks when she sees the Greeks are overwhelmed?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Paris' selfishness manifest itself in Book 7?

2. In Book 2, what do the Greek forces do to get help from the gods?

3. What are the origins of Achilles' anger?

4. At the beginning of Book 1, what are we told the story will be about?

5. Why does pride contribute to Hector's death?

6. What are the gods doing in Book 21 while the mortals are fighting a battle?

7. After Patroclus' death, what does Zeus do when he sees Patroclus' horses mourning?

8. How is Patroclus killed?

9. In Book 15, while the gods are being informed of Zeus' plan, what are the Trojans and the Greeks doing?

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

(see the answer keys)

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