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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. Who speaks to the Greek soldiers to convince them to stay and fight when Agamemnon is telling them to go home?
2. Where has Eurypylos been wounded
3. Who accompanies Chryseis back home?
4. Why do the men gather down by their vessels at the end of Book 2?
5. Which god or goddess protects Paris during the challenge that he issued to the Greeks on the battlefield?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Hector returns to the fighting after being advised by Poulydamas, what does Ajax say and what sign does Hector dismiss?
2. What is the difference between the stance of the gods and the stance of the Trojan and Greek armies in Book 4?
3. In Book 15, while the gods are being informed of Zeus' plan, what are the Trojans and the Greeks doing?
4. What does Hector tell Achilles with his last words?
5. What god does Achilles make angry in Book 21, and what does the god do in retaliation?
6. What do Hera and Athena promise Zeus, when Zeus notices their preparations for intervention in the war?
7. How is Patroclus killed?
8. How does Paris' selfishness manifest itself in Book 7?
9. What does Thetis tell Achilles when she is sent with a message from the gods?
10. Who does Nestor blame for the Greek's current state of affairs, and what is his suggestion?
Essay Topic 1
There is a contrast in the Iliad between war and peace, suffering and understanding. What are some of the symbols, events and characters in The Iliad which show this contrast?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
From the story, what was the cause of the war, and what actions of men and gods caused it to go on so long? Please support your answer with at least three examples from the text.
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