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. Apollo grants what protection to Hector's corpse?

2. What does Achilles' mother ask him to wait for?

3. How many events are there in the funeral games?

4. Achilles' mother is the daughter of which god?

5. How long does Achilles hold the Greek army back so Priam can bury Hector?

Short Essay Questions

1. As the Trojans set fire to more Greek ships, what does Achilles do to help Patroclus and the Greeks?

2. Why does Zeus let his attention drift from the battlefield?

3. How is Patroclus killed?

4. What does Hector tell Achilles with his last words?

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

6. What is Agamemnon's state of mind in Book 14, and what is his suggestion?

7. What causes Achilles' new understanding of suffering in Book 24?

8. After Patroclus' death, why is Achilles feeling guilty?

9. Why does pride contribute to Hector's death?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many points during the story that the war between the Trojans and the Greeks comes to a halt, or has almost ended. Please pick two times during the story that this is true, and write about what has stopped the war from ending. Make sure to support your answer with examples from the book.

Essay Topic 2

The mortals in The Iliad appear to be at the mercy of the gods. Please discuss if this is true, why or why not, using specific examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

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

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