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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. Who must breathe strength into Hector?
2. During the fighting that occurs after the Greeks are driven to their ships by the Trojans, what inspires Menelaus to fight valiantly?
3. Who is the first Trojan to see Achilles approach the city gates?
4. Who does Apollo disguise himself as in order to delay Achilles from fighting Hector?
5. Who alerts the Trojans to King Priam's return?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Patroclus' death, why is Achilles feeling guilty?
2. What are the gods doing in Book 21 while the mortals are fighting a battle?
3. Why is Achilles' mother sad when she speaks to Achilles after Patroclus' death?
4. When Hector returns to the fighting after being advised by Poulydamas, what does Ajax say and what sign does Hector dismiss?
5. As the Trojans set fire to more Greek ships, what does Achilles do to help Patroclus and the Greeks?
6. What god does Achilles make angry in Book 21, and what does the god do in retaliation?
7. What does Achilles refuse to do until he has properly buried Patroclus?
8. Why does pride contribute to Hector's death?
9. Why does Zeus allow the gods back into the battle?
10. What forces Hector to withdraw from the battle?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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