The Iliad - Events of Book 6 Quiz

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1. Who does Hector ask to pray in the temple of Athene?

  • Hecabe and the noblewomen
  • Priam and the noblemen
  • Helen and the noblewomen
  • Priam and the elders.
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2. 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.

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

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

5. How do Helen and Hector persuade Paris to return to battle?

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

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