The Iliad - Events of Book 6 Quiz

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

  • Priam and the elders.
  • Priam and the noblemen
  • Hecabe and the noblewomen
  • Helen and the noblewomen
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2. Who does Hector visit last on his trip to Ilium?

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

3. 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.

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

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

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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