Events of Book 9 - The Iliad

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

  • A legend about Achilles' mother Thetis when she killed a sea monster to protect him.
  • A rumour about Hector planning an invasion of Greece.
  • A story about the importance of listening to friends in need.
  • A story about the importance of fighting for a cause you believe in.
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2. What does Achilles say his intentions are when Agamemnon's men find him?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Kidnapping Helen before retreating.
  • Offering a truce to the Trojan army.
  • Returning to Greece.
  • ********* the Trojan army of their weapons.


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