Events of Book 16 - The Iliad

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1. What are Achilles' instructions to Patroclus for when he goes into battle?

  • To pursue the Trojans until Ilium falls.
  • To return as soon as the ships are saved.
  • To wound Agamemnon but not to kill him.
  • To kill Hector and retrieve Helen.
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2. What does Hector foreshadow when he taunts the dying Patroclus?

  • His brother's death.
  • His own death.
  • His son's death.
  • The fall of Ilium.

3. Who does Patroclus want to go to battle disguised as?

  • Achilles.
  • Hector.
  • Nestor.
  • Agamemnon.

4. How does Zeus interfere with Hector in this book?

  • He fills him with cowardice.
  • He fills him with confidence.
  • He fills him with delusion.
  • He fills him with jealousy.

5. How does Apollo help in Patroclus' death?

  • He fills him with cowardice, making it easier for Paris to kill him.
  • He wounds him, making it easier for Hector to kill him.
  • He stuns him, making it easier for Sarpedon to kill him.
  • He makes him drop his shield, making it easier for Trygaeus to kill him.


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