The Iliad - Events of Book 6 Quiz

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1. 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.
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2. Who tells Hector to visit his mother and request she pray to Athene?

  • Helen.
  • Priam.
  • A soothsayer.
  • Aphrodite.

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

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

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

  • Paris and Helen.
  • His wife and son.
  • His mother.
  • Priam and the elders.

5. What is the name of Hector's wife?

  • Andromache
  • Hecabe
  • Briseis
  • Helen


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