The Iliad - Events of Book 6 Quiz

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1. Who does Hector ask to pray in the temple of Athene?

  • Priam and the elders.
  • Priam and the noblemen
  • Hecabe and the noblewomen
  • Helen and the noblewomen
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2. What does Andromache do as soon as Hector leaves?

  • She visits Priam to seek reassurance.
  • She mourns for him because she believes he will die.
  • She visits Helen to seek reassurance.
  • She calls for the hand maidens to take the child.

3. What does Hector tell his wife when she begs him not to return to battle?

  • That he needs to ensure the safe keeping of Helen in Ilium.
  • That he needs to ensure the Greeks don't kill Paris.
  • That he can not escape his fate, whatever it is.
  • That he needs to avenge Achilles to save his son's life.

4. When Paris returns to battle, what does he think Hector is doing at the city walls?

  • Watching the battle.
  • Waiting for the soothsayer.
  • Waiting for him.
  • Fleeing war.

5. Why are the Greeks able to advance on Ilium in this book?

  • Nestor has organised troops well.
  • Zeus is helping them.
  • The gods are absent.
  • Hector is absent.

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