Book 1 of the Iliad

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1. Whose argument results in Achilles withdrawing from the war?

  • Agamemnon and Achilles
  • Achilles and Thetis
  • Nestor and Patroclus
  • Hector and Paris
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2. Which God sends a plague to punish the Greeks?

  • Hera
  • Aphrodite
  • Apollo
  • Zeus

3. Which theme is introduced in the opening lines of the Iliad?

  • Jealousy
  • Sympathy
  • Anger
  • Romance

4. Why does Achilles want Zeus to help the Trojans?

  • To prompt Hector to kill Agamemnon and to take over Greece.
  • To show Hector that Agamemnon is easily defeated.
  • To show Agamemnon that Achilles is important in winning the war.
  • To prevent Menelaus from winning back Helen.

5. Who is angry because Zeus agreed to help the Trojans?

  • Thetis
  • Agamemnon
  • Hera
  • Hephaestus

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