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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many men does Achilles decide to kill to avenge Patroclus?
2. Ajax wounds Hector with what?
3. What do Athena and Poseidon urge Achilles to do after he has angered the river god?
4. Who comes to grieve Patroclus' death with Achilles?
5. What goddess gives the horses a voice?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What are some of the tests that characters have issued to other characters in The Iliad? What was the point of these tests? By providing these contrasts, does Homer think that human nature can change, or that it stays the same?
Essay Topic 2
Please discuss whether you think the following gods were good or evil: Zeus, Hera, Apollo, and Athena. Support your answer with specific examples from the text.
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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