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. 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.

3. What does Thetis promise to do at the start of book 19?

  • Ask Zeus to resurrect Patroclus whilst Achilles is in battle.
  • Convince Aphrodite to return Helen whilst Achilles is in battle.
  • Prevent Patroclus' body from rotting whilst Achilles is in battle.
  • Protect the Achaean camp whilst Achilles is in battle.

4. What does Athene do when she arrives at Achilles' camp?

  • She fills his heart with love and forgiveness so he doesn't feel the need to pursue Hector.
  • 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 soul with bravery so that he is courageous enough to face Hector.

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

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


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