Events of Book 18 - The Iliad

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

  • They are threatened with death if they do not agree with him.
  • Athene robs the Trojans of their wits.
  • They believe that Zeus will favour them in battle.
  • They don't trust Polydamus who suggests retreating.
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2. What does Iris tell Achilles when she is sent by Hera to the camp?

  • That he needs to show himself in battle to stop the fighting over Patroclus' body.
  • That he needs to return to battle to stop Hector from killing Nestor and Ajax.
  • That he needs to return to battle to hasten the fall of Troy under Zeus' orders.
  • That he needs to retreat from Troy as Hector is planning the largest attack yet.

3. Who tells Achilles that Patroclus has been killed?

  • Antilochus
  • Thetis
  • Pandarus
  • Nestor

4. Who accompanies Achilles to the battle field?

  • Antilochus
  • Athene
  • Nestor
  • Iris

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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