Iliad Revision Quiz UNFINISHED

Leah Firmstone
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A level Classical Civilisations Quiz on Iliad Revision Quiz UNFINISHED, created by Leah Firmstone on 04/24/2017.

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Question 1

Question
Which of the following was the first word of the Iliad in its original Greek?
Answer
  • 'menis' - (Divine) Anger
  • Achilleus
  • 'thea' - Goddess

Question 2

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How many days does the story of the Iliad span?
Answer
  • around 55
  • around 100
  • around 15
  • around 80

Question 3

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Book One It is the [blank_start]tenth[blank_end] year of the [blank_start]Trojan[blank_end] war, and the Greek force is on the shore near Troy. [blank_start]Agamemnon[blank_end] offends Chryses, who is [blank_start]Apollo[blank_end]'s priest, as he refuses to return Chryseïs, his [blank_start]daughter[blank_end], for ransom. As punishment, Apollo sends a [blank_start]plague[blank_end] onto the Greeks. At a special assembly called by [blank_start]Achilleus[blank_end], Agamemnon agrees to return the girl, but he takes Briseïs as compensation. Feeling greatly dishonoured and angry, Achilleus, Patroklos and the [blank_start]Myrmidons[blank_end] withdraw from the war. Achilleus meets with Thetis, who then persuades [blank_start]Zeus[blank_end] to support the Trojans in revenge, making the Argives suffer without Achilleus and so causing them to realise how vital he was. An argument breaks out on Olympos between Zeus and Hera, and is solved by [blank_start]Hephaistos[blank_end] (the lame craftsman). This is an example of ring [blank_start]composition[blank_end] - Book one starts and ends with a quarrel. The mortal quarrel, however, results in lots of [blank_start]death[blank_end] and anger, while the immortal one ends in laughter and feasting. This serves to highlight the insignificance of the mortal world to the immortal gods, and the idea that ultimately, immortals do not [blank_start]suffer[blank_end].
Answer
  • tenth
  • Trojan
  • Agamemnon
  • Apollo
  • daughter
  • plague
  • Achilleus
  • Myrmidons
  • Zeus
  • composition
  • Hephaistos
  • death
  • suffer

Question 4

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The old man Phoinix is describes as having a "mellifluous" voice, and acts a link to the past through his many stories about the past generation of heroes.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Book Two of the Iliad is also known as the Doloneia.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 6

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Book Three 'The Teichoscopia' Both armies advance onto the [blank_start]Trojan[blank_end] plain, but a truce is agreed. It is decided that Paris is to fight [blank_start]Menelaos[blank_end] for Helen (Why did it take 10 years to reach this point?). On [blank_start]the walls[blank_end] of the city of Troy, Helen points out the Achaian leaders to [blank_start]Priam[blank_end]. It is on the battlements that we are presented with the most important [blank_start]definition[blank_end] of old men and their role. The duel between [blank_start]Paris[blank_end] and Menelaos begins, and Paris is about to be killed when he is saved by [blank_start]Aphrodite[blank_end], who returns him to Helen's rooms in the city.
Answer
  • Trojan
  • Menelaos
  • the walls
  • Priam
  • definition
  • Paris
  • Aphrodite

Question 7

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Book Four [blank_start]Hera[blank_end]'s hostility causes the truce to be broken, as Zeus is manipulated. Athene persuades [blank_start]Pandaros[blank_end] (a Trojan ally) to shoot Menelaos, who is lightly wounded, thus breaking the [blank_start]truce[blank_end].
Answer
  • Hera
  • Pandaros
  • truce

Question 8

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Book Six Diomedes' fighting is stopped when he confronts a guest friend [blank_start]Glaukos[blank_end] (the best example of Xenia in the poem). Both men stop and they exchange [blank_start]armour[blank_end]. There is then a shift in emphasis - Hektor returns to [blank_start]Troy[blank_end] to get [blank_start]Hekabe[blank_end] to give a gift offering to Athene in an appeal for help. This shows the importance of [blank_start]women[blank_end] in relation to the gods - they are the ones who pray/[blank_start]lament[blank_end] (could this be because women have the ability to give life?). Hektor speaks next to Helen, and then his wife [blank_start]Andromache[blank_end] and young [blank_start]son[blank_end] Astyanax. Hektor rebukes [blank_start]Paris[blank_end] and they both return to fight.
Answer
  • Glaukos
  • armour
  • Troy
  • Hekabe
  • women
  • lament
  • Andromache
  • son
  • Paris

Question 9

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In the first few books of the Iliad (up to Book 6), which hero is characterised in the following ways? - bad leader (doesn't listen to will of his people) - rude and disrespectful - greedy/acquisitive - good leader (able to motivate)
Answer
  • Agamemnon
  • Menelaos
  • Achilleus
  • Hektor

Question 10

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Book Nine Battle has been going badly for the Achaians, so [blank_start]Agamemnon[blank_end] acts on the advice of [blank_start]Nestor[blank_end], who suggested that Aias, [blank_start]Odysseus[blank_end] and Phoinix are sent to appease Achilleus. He is offered many gifts ('[blank_start]goras[blank_end]'), including his concubine Briseïs, but he rejects them all and the Achaian embassy return disappointed.
Answer
  • Agamemnon
  • Nestor
  • Odysseus
  • goras

Question 11

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Book Eleven The next morning, [blank_start]fighting[blank_end] resumes. Several leading Achaians are [blank_start]wounded[blank_end] in the fighting - [blank_start]Agamemnon[blank_end], Diomedes and Odysseus. The [blank_start]Trojans[blank_end] push the Argives back to their camp. Achilleus is watching from his hut and he sends [blank_start]Patroklos[blank_end] to find out about the wounded. Nestor appeals to Patroklos to attempt to get Achilleus to rejoin the fighting, and says that if he will not, Patroklos should wear Achilleus' [blank_start]armour[blank_end] to attack and trick the Trojans.
Answer
  • fighting
  • wounded
  • Agamemnon
  • Trojans
  • Patroklos
  • armour

Question 12

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Book Sixteen 'The Patrokleia' Patroklos returns to [blank_start]Achilleus[blank_end], who lets him wear his armour and lead his men against the Trojans. Achilleus warns of pushing too far into the Trojan army. Hektor drives back [blank_start]Aias[blank_end] and sets the first [blank_start]ship[blank_end] alight. Patroklos fights and kills many Trojans, and then kills [blank_start]Sarpedon[blank_end] - the son of [blank_start]Zeus[blank_end] (key link to the role of fate and the gods). Patroklos ignores Achilleus' warning and drives the Trojans back to [blank_start]the wall[blank_end]. Stunned by Apollo, Patroklos is stabbed by the Trojan [blank_start]Euphorbus[blank_end] and then killed by Hektor. Just before his death, Patroklos utters a [blank_start]death[blank_end] prophecy.
Answer
  • Achilleus
  • Aias
  • ship
  • Sarpedon
  • Zeus
  • the wall
  • Euphorbus
  • death

Question 13

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Book Eighteen Achilleus hears of Patroklos' death and feels intense grief, even considering [blank_start]suicide[blank_end]. He becomes determined to kill Hektor as [blank_start]revenge[blank_end]. He speaks to his mother, [blank_start]Thetis[blank_end], who points out that after Hektor's death, Achilleus' will surely [blank_start]follow[blank_end]. Despite this, Thetis promises that [blank_start]Hephaistos[blank_end] will make him new, [blank_start]divine[blank_end] armour. Patroklos' body is brought to safety, and the armour is made.
Answer
  • suicide
  • revenge
  • Thetis
  • follow
  • Hephaistos
  • divine

Question 14

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Book Nineteen Prompted by [blank_start]Odysseus[blank_end], Achilleus agrees to a formal [blank_start]reconciliation[blank_end] with Agamemnon, who again offers many [blank_start]gifts[blank_end]. Achilleus puts on his new armour (the final [blank_start]arming scene[blank_end]). [blank_start]Xanthos[blank_end] - Achilleus' immortal horse - fortells his doom.
Answer
  • Odysseus
  • reconciliation
  • gifts
  • arming scene
  • Xanthos

Question 15

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Book Twenty-Two Achilleus finds Hektor outside the wall, who is helped by [blank_start]Apollo[blank_end]. Zeus' [blank_start]scales[blank_end] tip, however, and Apollo leaves. [blank_start]Athene[blank_end] tricks Hektor and disguises herself as his [blank_start]brother[blank_end], telling him to turn and fight Achilleus. Hektor is killed, but before he dies he makes a death prophecy. Hektor's body is then dragged around at the back of Achilleus' [blank_start]chariot[blank_end].
Answer
  • Apollo
  • scales
  • Athene
  • brother
  • chariot

Question 16

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Book Twenty-Three The [blank_start]funeral[blank_end] games of Patroklos. Patroklos' [blank_start]ghost[blank_end] appears to Achilleus and requests full [blank_start]burial rites[blank_end], which are granted the next day. Games are held in his honour, and the [blank_start]twelve[blank_end] Trojans were sacrificed.
Answer
  • funeral
  • burial rites
  • ghost
  • twelve

Question 17

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Book Twenty-Four After [blank_start]eleven[blank_end] days, Hektor was still unburied and being [blank_start]abused[blank_end] by Achilleus, which horrified the gods. The gods instruct [blank_start]Priam[blank_end] to take [blank_start]ransom[blank_end] for the body. [blank_start]Hermes[blank_end] guides Priam during the night. When Priam meets Achilleus, he is treated with consideration and [blank_start]pity[blank_end]. Hektor's body is returned. Trojans are led by their [blank_start]women[blank_end] to lament Hektor, started by [blank_start]Andromache[blank_end]. The poem ends with the funeral of Hektor.
Answer
  • eleven
  • abused
  • Priam
  • ransom
  • Hermes
  • pity
  • women
  • Andromache

Question 18

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Whom do the Homeric gods favour?
Answer
  • Heroes
  • Women
  • Children

Question 19

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Name the two men that went with Odysseus to Achilleus in Book Nine?
Answer
  • Priam
  • Phoinix
  • Patroklos
  • Aias
  • Diomedes
  • Agamemnon

Question 20

Question
Identify three gifts offered to be given immediately by Agamemnon in Book 9.
Answer
  • Seven tripods untouched by the fire
  • Ten talents of gold
  • Seven women skilled in handcraft
  • Twenty horses
  • A silver pot with engravings around the rim.
  • A bronze lyre

Question 21

Question
Name two members of Hektor's family to try to dissuade him from confronting Achilleus just before his death.
Answer
  • Hekabe
  • Priam
  • Deïphobos
  • Paris
  • Andromache

Question 22

Question
It is Deïphobos who is the last mortal to speak with Hektor before his death in Book 22.
Answer
  • True
  • False
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