Events of Book 9 - The Iliad

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1. Why does Diomedes encourage the Greek army to stay and fight like himself?

  • He knows that if the Greeks retreat they will be slaughtered.
  • He knows Agamemnon wants to form a truce with the Trojans.
  • He knows that Troy is destined to fall.
  • He knows that destiny dictates that Helen will be returned.
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2. How does Achilles respond to Agamemnon's peace offering?

  • He rejects it but agrees to go to war if Agamemnon is killed.
  • He rejects it and refuses to return to war.
  • He accepts it but still refuses to go to war.
  • He accepts it on the condition that Agamemnon is killed.

3. What does Agamemnon offer Achilles as a peace offering?

  • Many gifts.
  • Helen.
  • Hector's heart.
  • Menelaus' daughter.

4. What does Achilles say his intentions are when Agamemnon's men find him?

  • To go home and live a long but inglorious life.
  • To go to Ilium and to reclaim Helen for his own.
  • To slaughter Agamemnon's family before returning to Pthia.
  • To slaughter Hector's family before returning to Argos.

5. Why are the Greeks sad in Book 9?

  • The Trojan army have the support of Athene.
  • The Trojan army have taken Agamemnon.
  • The Trojan army is about to attack the camp.
  • The Trojan army have taken Menelaus.


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