Events of Book 9 - The Iliad

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1. What does Agamemnon propose doing when he realises the Greek army is failing?

  • Returning to Greece.
  • Offering a truce to the Trojan army.
  • ********* the Trojan army of their weapons.
  • Kidnapping Helen before retreating.
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2. Who suggests that Agamemnon should make friends with Achilles after their argument?

  • Menelaus
  • Diomedes
  • Nestor
  • Patroclus

3. What is Achilles doing when Agamemnon's men find him?

  • Building wheels with Ajax.
  • Playing a lyre with Patroclus.
  • Throwing a hammer with Nestor.
  • Cleaning his chariot alone.

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

  • He knows that Troy is destined to fall.
  • He knows Agamemnon wants to form a truce with the Trojans.
  • He knows that destiny dictates that Helen will be returned.
  • He knows that if the Greeks retreat they will be slaughtered.

5. What does Phoenix tell Achilles when he hears Achilles' plans?

  • A rumour about Hector planning an invasion of Greece.
  • A story about the importance of listening to friends in need.
  • A legend about Achilles' mother Thetis when she killed a sea monster to protect him.
  • A story about the importance of fighting for a cause you believe in.


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