Events of Book 24 - The Iliad

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1. What happens to reassure Hecabe when she is worried that Achilles will kill Priam?

  • Ares fills her with a sense of confidence.
  • Apollo sends a cobra as a sign of fortune.
  • Zeus sends an eagle as a good omen.
  • Apollo sends Iris to tell her of Priam's safety.
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2. What does Achilles do whilst the Trojan's prepare Hector's funeral pyre?

  • He temporarily returns to Greece, taking the Achaean army with him.
  • He sends the Achaean soldiers to Troy to mourn with the Trojans.
  • He gives them reprieve from battle.
  • He only lets the Myrmidons go to battle.

3. What does Priam bring to Achilles with the hope of exchanging it for Hector's body?

  • A wagon and four Trojan women.
  • Helen's maid and some wine.
  • A chariot full of treasure.
  • Patroclus' shield.

4. How does Achilles treat Hector's body at the beginning of book 24?

  • He drags it around Patroclus' tomb every day.
  • He leaves it to rest on top of Patroclus' funeral pyre.
  • He lets the vultures feed on it every day.
  • He allows the Myrmidons to stab it every night.

5. Who persuades Zeus that Hector's body needs to be released from Achilles' hold?

  • Hephaestus
  • Apollo
  • Priam
  • Athene


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