The Iliad - Events of Book 6 Quiz

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1. Who does Hector visit last on his trip to Ilium?

  • His wife and son.
  • Priam and the elders.
  • His mother.
  • Paris and Helen.
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2. How do Helen and Hector persuade Paris to return to battle?

  • They scold him for being a coward.
  • They convince him that the Trojans will win with his help.
  • They tell him that the Greeks are about to seize Ilium.
  • They encourage him to follow Athene's orders.

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

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

4. What does Andromache do as soon as Hector leaves?

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

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

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


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