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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. Achilles kills so many men in the river, that he angers what god?
(a) Hephaestus.
(b) Xanthus.
(c) Siemios.
(d) Poseidon.

2. What are Patroclus' horses doing after Patroclus dies while there is a fight over his body?
(a) Running away from the battle.
(b) Weeping over his death.
(c) Getting killed by the Trojans.
(d) Standing guard over Patroclus' body

3. What does Hector beg to have happen with his body?
(a) That it be taken back to Troy.
(b) That it be delivered to King Priam.
(c) That it be delivered to his brother.
(d) That it be given to Paris.

4. Who does Zeus send to Achilles with ambrosia?
(a) Hera.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Athena.

5. After Hector has died, and is being dragged behind Achilles' chariot, who utters a lament for Hector?
(a) Karissia.
(b) Andromena.
(c) Andromache.
(d) Helen.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is sent as a messenger to tell Achilles the gods are angry with him for the continued humiliation of Hector's body?

2. What does Hermes do in the night to King Priam while he is in the Greek camp to ransom Hector's body?

3. What does Achilles' mother ask him to wait for?

4. Who saves Hector from being killed?

5. What does Achilles tell his mother he is going to do in response to Patroclus' death?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Zeus let his attention drift from the battlefield?

3. What forces Hector to withdraw from the battle?

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

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

6. What is Agamemnon's state of mind in Book 14, and what is his suggestion?

7. What does Achilles refuse to do until he has properly buried Patroclus?

8. What does Thetis tell Achilles when she is sent with a message from the gods?

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

10. What gift does Achilles' mother bring him before he goes to fight?

(see the answer keys)

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