Book 1 of the Iliad

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

  • To prompt Hector to kill Agamemnon and to take over Greece.
  • To show Agamemnon that Achilles is important in winning the war.
  • To prevent Menelaus from winning back Helen.
  • To show Hector that Agamemnon is easily defeated.
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2. Which theme is introduced in the opening lines of the Iliad?

  • Romance
  • Anger
  • Sympathy
  • Jealousy

3. Who does Agamemnon refuse to return to Troy?

  • Helen
  • Chryseis
  • Briseis
  • Chryses

4. Which God sends a plague to punish the Greeks?

  • Apollo
  • Aphrodite
  • Zeus
  • Hera

5. Who convinces Hera not to start an argument between the gods over the mortals?

  • Athena
  • Aphrodite
  • Hephaestus
  • Thetis


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