The Iliad Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Greek man's death is foretold by Zeus to Hera?

2. Who answers Paris' challenge to the Greeks on the battlefield?

3. What did the Greeks build without Poseidon's permission?

4. Who was the mortal man responsible for the plague against the army?

5. Where is the eagle injured?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the Trojans successfully attack the wall the Greeks have built?

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

3. After Achilles tells his sorrows to his mother, what does his mother do?

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

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

6. In Book 3, why is Paris considered a coward?

7. In Book 2, was Zeus' plan for Agamemnon successful?

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

9. Dione gives some advice to Aphrodite in Book 5. What is that advice?

10. How do Diomedes and Glaukos end up friends?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Please pick one of the following options to write about:

1) How pride caused Hector's death.

2) How envy cause the war to being.

3) How greed caused a division in the Greek forces.

Essay Topic 2

Many characters in The Iliad are ruled by their emotions. Please pick a character and give three specific examples of when that character was ruled by their emotions, whether it led them to a good or bad result, and why. Make sure to use specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

How has pride, as the characters in The Iliad have used it, caused tragedies to befall the Greeks and the Trojans? Pick at least two times in the story when a prideful action by a character has caused tragedy, and explain how pride has caused the tragedy. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

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