The Iliad Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Apollo make Achilles chase him all over the plain?

2. After Agamemnon offers gifts in repentance to Achilles, where does Achilles tell Agamemnon their attention should be?

3. Who comes to grieve Patroclus' death with Achilles?

4. After Patroclus is sent to the fighting by Achilles, Achilles asks what of Zeus?

5. Who suggests that Odysseus, Diomedes, and Agamemnon go to the battlefield to be seen and not fight?

Essay Topics

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

Which character do you identify as the main character in The Iliad? Why? Support your answer with at least five examples from the book.

Essay Topic 3

In The Iliad, the gods made choices on behalf of the Trojans and the Greeks. How did the fight among the mortals mirror the conflicts of the gods? Please use at least three specific examples from the text.

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