Events of Book 19 - The Iliad

1. Which of Odysseus' suggestions does Achilles refuse?

  • To offer a truce with the Trojans.
  • To eat before battle.
  • To ask Zeus for help in battle.
  • To retreat from the Trojan ranks.
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2. Who tells Achilles that he shares the same fate as Patroclus?

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

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

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

4. Why does Briseis mourn for Patroclus?

  • He had saved her from the hands of the Trojans in a previous battle.
  • 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.
  • He had rescued her from an abusive relationship in her homeland.

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

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


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