Events of Book 16 - The Iliad


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

  • He hands him over to Hector.
  • He takes him armour.
  • He brings him back to the Achaean camp.
  • He taunts him.
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2. What does Hector foreshadow when he taunts the dying Patroclus?

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

3. Why does Zeus decide that Patroclus must die?

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

4. 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.

5. 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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