Events of Book 22 - The Iliad

1. Which of the Trojans watches Hector's death and are the first to mourn for him?

  • His parents, Priam and Hecabe.
  • His wife, Andromache.
  • His brother, Paris.
  • His uncle and sister, Trygaeus and Blancheas.
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2. When Zeus considers saving Hector from death, how does he decide his fate?

  • He consults Thetis and Apollo as they support different sides of the war.
  • He uses a pair of golden scales to weigh up Hector and Achilles' fate.
  • He calls a meeting between all the Gods to contribute to the debate.
  • He uses a golden coin and tosses it to choose the victim of death.

3. How does Achilles know where exactly to stab Hector in order to kill him?

  • Nestor had spoken to a soothsayer who asked to pass on an a good omen to Achilles, concerning the point of attack.
  • Hector is wearing Achilles' armour that he stole from Patroclus body so Achilles knows its weak points.
  • Iris had told Achilles where to aim his weapon before he had left the Achaean camp.
  • Hector is wearing armour made by Hephaestus, and Thetis had told him where to aim to kill him.

4. How many times does Achilles chase Hector around the city walls?

  • 5
  • 9
  • 3
  • 2

5. Why doesn't Hector follow the Trojans into the city walls at the beginning of book 22?

  • Aphrodite had rescued him from battle and placed him there for safety.
  • He is too ashamed having ordered them to stay outside the walls.
  • Athene has tricked him into thinking that it is a safe position from Achilles.
  • He wants to face his destiny and therefore to comfort Achilles.


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