Events of Book 18 - The Iliad

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1. What does Iris tell Achilles when she is sent by Hera to the camp?

  • That he needs to return to battle to stop Hector from killing Nestor and Ajax.
  • That he needs to show himself in battle to stop the fighting over Patroclus' body.
  • That he needs to retreat from Troy as Hector is planning the largest attack yet.
  • That he needs to return to battle to hasten the fall of Troy under Zeus' orders.
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2. How does Thetis and her water-nymph sisters find out about Patroclus' death?

  • They hear Achilles' cries from their home under the sea.
  • They see Achilles returning to battle from their home at Olympus.
  • Antilochus summons them to the camp of Achilles to mourn with him.
  • They hear Briseis' weeping as she is thrown from the camp.

3. Who tells Achilles that Patroclus has been killed?

  • Antilochus
  • Pandarus
  • Nestor
  • Thetis

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

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

5. Who accompanies Achilles to the battle field?

  • Athene
  • Iris
  • Nestor
  • Antilochus

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