The Iliad - Events of Book 6 Quiz

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1. What does Nestor tell the Greeks to do when he sees the Trojan army weakening?

  • To kill as many as possible.
  • To strip them of their weapons.
  • To retreat to Argos while they have the upper hand.
  • To demand the return of Helen.
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2. Who tells Hector to visit his mother and request she pray to Athene?

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

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

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

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

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

5. 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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