Events of Book 9 - The Iliad

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1. Who does Agamemnon send to make peace with Achilles?

  • Patroclus, Ajax and Nestor.
  • Phoenix, Odysseus and Menelaus.
  • Ajax, Odysseus and Phoenix.
  • Trygaeus, Ajax and Nestor.
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2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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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