The Iliad Test | 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. Who is the fire god?

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. Achilles' mother is the daughter of which god?

5. How many men does Achilles decide to kill to avenge Patroclus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How has pride, as the characters in The Iliad have used it, caused tragedies to befall the Greeks and the Trojans? Pick at least two times in the story when a prideful action by a character has caused tragedy, and explain how pride has caused the tragedy. Use examples from the book to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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