Events of Book 19 - The Iliad

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1. What doesn't Achilles want to be reminded of when he goes off to battle?

  • The fact that his mother was an immortal but he was not.
  • The fact that he is destined to die like Patroclus.
  • The fact that he knew Patroclus died.
  • The fact that Briseis doesn't love him like she loved Agamemnon.
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2. What does Athene do when she arrives at Achilles' camp?

  • She fills his stomach with ambrosia so he doesn't suffer with hunger.
  • She fills his stomach with water so he doesn't suffer with dehydration in battle.
  • She fills his heart with love and forgiveness so he doesn't feel the need to pursue Hector.
  • She fills his soul with bravery so that he is courageous enough to face Hector.

3. Why does Zeus decide to send Athene to Achilles in this book?

  • He wants her to give him a protective breastplate.
  • He wants her to convince him not to go to battle.
  • He is moved by Achilles' refusal to eat.
  • He wants her to give him a message from Thetis.

4. Who does Achilles reconcile with in this book?

  • Agamemnon
  • Hector
  • Menelaus
  • Diomedes

5. Who does Achilles blame for leaving Patroclus to die in battle?

  • His horses.
  • Agamemnon.
  • Diomedes.
  • Nestor.


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