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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 Patroclus is sent to the fighting by Achilles, Achilles asks what of Zeus?
(a) For Patroclus to be unharmed.
(b) For the Greeks' success and safety.
(c) For Patroclus' success and safety.
(d) For no more Greek ships to be burned.

2. Who is Hera's messenger to Achilles?
(a) She goes herself.
(b) Artemis.
(c) Athena.
(d) Iris.

3. Who does Apollo disguise himself as in order to delay Achilles from fighting Hector?
(a) Lycaon, son of Zeus.
(b) Lycaon, son of King Priam.
(c) Lycaon, son of King Agamemnon.
(d) Lycaon, son of King Troy.

4. Who alerts the Trojans to King Priam's return?
(a) Helen.
(b) Aleanna.
(c) Cassandra.
(d) Paris.

5. Which two Greeks carry Patroclus's body out of the battlefield and to the ships after Patroclus dies?
(a) Menelaus and Diomedes.
(b) Menelaus and Antilochos.
(c) Menelaus and Agamemnon.
(d) Menelaus and Ajax.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is sent to King Priam to tell him that he can ransom his son's body?

2. How many men does Achilles decide to kill to avenge Patroclus?

3. Who kills Hector?

4. Who wins the armor of Achilles?

5. What does Apollo forbid Hector to do when fighting Achilles after Patroclus has died?

Short Essay Questions

1. What activities follow the burial of Patroclus?

2. What god does Achilles make angry in Book 21, and what does the god do in retaliation?

3. When Hector returns to the fighting after being advised by Poulydamas, what does Ajax say and what sign does Hector dismiss?

4. As the Trojans set fire to more Greek ships, what does Achilles do to help Patroclus and the Greeks?

5. What forces Hector to withdraw from the battle?

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

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

8. After Patroclus' death, why is Achilles feeling guilty?

9. Why does Zeus allow the gods back into the battle?

10. What causes Achilles' new understanding of suffering in Book 24?

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