The Iliad - Events of Book 6 Quiz

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1. 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.
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2. What does Andromache do as soon as Hector leaves?

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

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

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

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

  • Andromache
  • Helen
  • Hecabe
  • Briseis

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

  • To kill as many as possible.
  • To demand the return of Helen.
  • To strip them of their weapons.
  • To retreat to Argos while they have the upper hand.


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