The Iliad - Events of Book 6 Quiz


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

  • Waiting for him.
  • Waiting for the soothsayer.
  • Fleeing war.
  • Watching the battle.
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2. Who does Hector visit last on his trip to Ilium?

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

3. 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.

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

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

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

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


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