Forgot your password?  

The Iliad Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 123 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Purchase our The Iliad Lesson Plans

Mid-Book Test - Hard

Name: _____________________________ Period: ___________________________

This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Zeus send as a sign that he has heard Agamemnon when Hector is on the verge of burning the Greek ships?



2. What does Diomedes say to his companions?



3. Which goddess hates Troy?



4. Who does King Priam blame for the war?



5. Who intervenes to prevent the soldiers from deserting Agamemnon?



Short Essay Questions

1. What is the difference between the stance of the gods and the stance of the Trojan and Greek armies in Book 4?



2. In Book 3, what is one emotion that Helen might be feeling, and why?



3. After the Trojans retreat to the city, why does Hector ask for sacrifices to the gods?



4. What is the state of mind of Agamemnon in Book 4?



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



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



7. At the end of Book 5, the gods withdraw from the fight. Why?



8. How is Patroclus killed?



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



10. What forces Hector to withdraw from the battle?



Essay Topics

In the beginning of The Iliad, Homer tells us that the story is about the anger of Achilles. What is one part of the story that do not involve Achilles, but is a result of his anger? Why is this part important if the story is about the anger of Achilles?

What is the role that friendship plays in the Iliad? Which two people best demonstrate this role of friendship?

Pick a side, either the Trojans or the Greeks, and state whether they were "good" or "evil" in the war. Support your answer with at least three examples from the text.

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 589 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Purchase our The Iliad Lesson Plans
Copyrights
The Iliad from BookRags. ©2009 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook