Events of Book 9 - The Iliad

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

  • Cleaning his chariot alone.
  • Throwing a hammer with Nestor.
  • Playing a lyre with Patroclus.
  • Building wheels with Ajax.
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2. Who does Agamemnon send to make peace with Achilles?

  • Ajax, Odysseus and Phoenix.
  • Phoenix, Odysseus and Menelaus.
  • Trygaeus, Ajax and Nestor.
  • Patroclus, Ajax and Nestor.

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

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

4. 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 destiny dictates that Helen will be returned.
  • He knows that Troy is destined to fall.
  • He knows that if the Greeks retreat they will be slaughtered.

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

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


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