Events of Book 18 - The Iliad

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1. Why does Thetis offer to get Achilles new armour made by Hephaestus?

  • Achilles' armour was lost at see bringing Patroclus' body back.
  • Hector now wears Achilles armour.
  • Patroclus' blood has stained Achilles' armour.
  • Achilles' armour won't be strong enough to protect him from Hector.
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2. Why won't Achilles allow Patroclus to be buried?

  • Iris tells him he is dreaming and that Patroclus is alive.
  • He wants Agamemnon to apologise first.
  • He wants to slay Hector first.
  • He wants Thetis to ask Zeus to bring him back to life.

3. Who tells Achilles that Patroclus has been killed?

  • Thetis
  • Pandarus
  • Antilochus
  • Nestor

4. Who do the Trojans agree with Hector when he suggests attacking the Achaean camp, despite Achilles return to battle?

  • Athene robs the Trojans of their wits.
  • They don't trust Polydamus who suggests retreating.
  • They believe that Zeus will favour them in battle.
  • They are threatened with death if they do not agree with him.

5. What does Achilles do to scare the Trojans away from Patroclus' body?

  • He launches a burning spear into the midst of Trojan ranks.
  • He charges into the midst of the Trojan ranks in search of Hector.
  • He releases a super-human scream.
  • He beats the ground so hard it quakes.

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