Events of Book 16 - The Iliad

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1. How does Apollo help in Patroclus' death?

  • He wounds him, making it easier for Hector to kill him.
  • He stuns him, making it easier for Sarpedon to kill him.
  • He fills him with cowardice, making it easier for Paris to kill him.
  • He makes him drop his shield, making it easier for Trygaeus to kill him.
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2. Why doesn't Zeus save his son, Sarpedon, from being killed by Patroclus?

  • Aphrodite refuses to obey Zeus in the future if he decides to interfere with the life of a mortal.
  • Hera convinces him that other Gods will look down on him if he interferes with the mortals.
  • Hephaestus convinces him that Sarpedon's destiny dictates that he must die in this battle.
  • Athene convinces him that it is time for the Achaeans to take the upper hand in battle.

3. What does Patroclus do with Sarpedon after he kills him?

  • He brings him back to the Achaean camp.
  • He takes him armour.
  • He taunts him.
  • He hands him over to Hector.

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

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

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

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


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