Events of Book 19 - The Iliad

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1. Which of Odysseus' suggestions does Achilles refuse?

  • To ask Zeus for help in battle.
  • To offer a truce with the Trojans.
  • To eat before battle.
  • To retreat from the Trojan ranks.
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2. What doesn't Achilles want to be reminded of when he goes off to battle?

  • The fact that he knew Patroclus died.
  • The fact that he is destined to die like Patroclus.
  • The fact that Briseis doesn't love him like she loved Agamemnon.
  • The fact that his mother was an immortal but he was not.

3. Who does Achilles reconcile with in this book?

  • Menelaus
  • Diomedes
  • Agamemnon
  • Hector

4. Why does Briseis mourn for Patroclus?

  • He had saved her from the hands of the Trojans in a previous battle.
  • He had rescued her from an abusive relationship in her homeland.
  • He was kind to her when she was first taken from her homeland.
  • He was the man that brought her to Achilles in the first place.

5. Who tells Achilles that he shares the same fate as Patroclus?

  • Diomedes.
  • Achilles' slave girls.
  • Achilles' horses.
  • Agamemnon's daughter.


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