Events of Book 16 - The Iliad

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1. What does Homer reveal about the destiny of Patroclus in this book?

  • He will only return if Ilium falls.
  • It will be either him or the ships that will return.
  • Both he and the ships will return.
  • Neither he or the ships will return.
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2. 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.

3. What does Hector foreshadow when he taunts the dying Patroclus?

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

4. 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.

5. Why does Zeus decide that Patroclus must die?

  • Patroclus disobeyed Achilles.
  • Patroclus wounded Zeus' daughter, Aphrodite.
  • Patroclus killed Zeus' son, Sarpedon.
  • Patroclus wounded Hector.


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