Events of Book 9 - The Iliad

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

  • Building wheels with Ajax.
  • Cleaning his chariot alone.
  • Playing a lyre with Patroclus.
  • Throwing a hammer with Nestor.
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2. 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.

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

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

4. Why are the Greeks sad in Book 9?

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

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

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


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