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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. Who does Athena appear to Hector disguised as?
(a) Deiphobos.
(b) Diemirius.
(c) Agenor.
(d) Paris.

2. Who delivers the news of Patroclus' death to Achilles?
(a) Menelaus.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Antilochos.

3. Why does Menelaus think Achilles will not come to fight?
(a) Because Achilles has no armor.
(b) Because Achilles swore not to fight.
(c) Because Achilles is in mourning for Patroclus.
(d) Because Achilles doesn't like Agamemnon.

4. Why does Poseidon interfere again?
(a) Because Poseidon doesn't like Zeus.
(b) Because Amphimachos is killed by Hector.
(c) Because Hector prays to Poseidon.
(d) Because Hector is his grandson.

5. What do the Trojans do to the Greek ships after Hector has had strength breathed into him by a god?
(a) Set fire to them.
(b) Send them out to sea.
(c) Destroy them.
(d) Sink them.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Thetis advise Achilles to do?

3. Patroclus tells Hector that Hector gained victory because?

4. What does Athena do to Achilles?

5. What goddess gives the horses a voice?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the goal of Zeus' plan, as he tells it to Hera?

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

5. Who blames the gods for the events that have taken place so far in Book 19?

6. What activities follow the burial of Patroclus?

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

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

9. What arguments develop upon Patroclus' death?

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

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