Events of Book 11 - The Iliad

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1. What happens to Odysseus in this book?

  • Agamemnon punishes him for being dishonest about enemy tactics.
  • He gets wounded and carried back to the Achaean camp by Ajax.
  • He gets wounded by Hector when attempting to infiltrate Trojan ranks.
  • Ajax accidentally wounds him with his spear and weeps for his errors.
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2. What does Zeus do at the beginning of Book 11?

  • Sends Athene to negotiate with the Trojans.
  • Sends a flood to the Trojan camp.
  • Rains blood on the Achaean camp.
  • Directs strong winds against the Achaean army.

3. Who is seriously wounded by the Trojans in this book?

  • Dikaiopolis, the Achaean priest of Apollo.
  • Tandarus, the Achaean priest of Athene.
  • Machaon, the Achaean healer.
  • Trygaeus, the Achaean soothsayer.

4. Who speaks to Patroclus in the Achaean camp?

  • Trygaeus
  • Menelaus
  • Nestor
  • Agamemnon

5. What does Iris tell Hector to do in this book?

  • Wait until the storm has passed before retreating from the Achaean line.
  • Wait until Agamemnon is wounded before he attacks the Achaean line.
  • Wait until Helen is returned to Menelaus before advancing on Achaean lines.
  • Wait until Achilles has returned to war before the Trojans offer a truce.


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