Events of Book 11 - The Iliad

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

  • Wait until Agamemnon is wounded before he attacks the Achaean line.
  • Wait until Achilles has returned to war before the Trojans offer a truce.
  • Wait until Helen is returned to Menelaus before advancing on Achaean lines.
  • Wait until the storm has passed before retreating from the Achaean line.
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2. What is Patroclus asked to do when he visits the Achaean camp?

  • Disguise himself as Paris and infiltrate Trojan ranks to expose tactics.
  • Convince Achilles to fight or disguise himself as Achilles and fight in his place.
  • Discourage Achilles from fighting as his presence will only serve to make matters worse.
  • Disguise himself as Hector or Priam and infiltrate Ilium to kidnap Helen and return her to Menelaus.

3. Why does Machaon get taken to the Achaean camp in a chariot?

  • He is needed to heal the wounds of Odysseus who is to kidnap Helen.
  • The Achaean line has yet to be attacked by the Trojans therefore he would be safest there.
  • He has been wounded by Paris in battle when the Trojans attacked the Achaean line.
  • He accidentally wounded Agamemnon in battle and is about to be tortured.

4. What does Achilles see from his camp in this book?

  • Agamemnon go past wounded on horseback.
  • The corpse of Diomedes pass by in a chariot.
  • The wounded Achaean healer in a chariot.
  • The wounded Achaean priest of Apollo go past on horseback.

5. What does Zeus do at the beginning of Book 11?

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

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