Events of Book 19 - The Iliad

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

  • He wants her to give him a protective breastplate.
  • He is moved by Achilles' refusal to eat.
  • He wants her to give him a message from Thetis.
  • He wants her to convince him not to go to battle.
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2. Who tells Achilles that he shares the same fate as Patroclus?

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

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

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

4. What does Achilles accept from Agamemnon in this book?

  • His chariot, his daughter and his hut.
  • His promise to kill Hector.
  • All the gifts previously offered as well as Briseis.
  • His position as leader of the Achaean army.

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

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


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