The Iliad Test | Final 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. 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. What goddess gives the horses a voice?

4. Who's withdrawal weakens the Trojan army?

5. What instructions does Achilles give to his horses?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the gods doing in Book 21 while the mortals are fighting a battle?

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

3. Why is Achilles' mother sad when she speaks to Achilles after Patroclus' death?

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

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

6. What does Achilles refuse to do until he has properly buried Patroclus?

7. How is Patroclus killed?

8. What arguments develop upon Patroclus' death?

9. What forces Hector to withdraw from the battle?

10. What gift does Achilles' mother bring him before he goes to fight?

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

What is the importance of dreams and prophecies in The Iliad? Please use at least three examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

How does Achilles change in character from the beginning of Book 1 to the end of Book 24. Please provide specific examples of changes.

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