The funeral games end, but Achilles continues to be consumed by grief for Patroclus. Flooded with memories, he repeatedly uses his chariot to drag [blank_start]Hector’s body around Patroclus’ tomb[blank_end].
Hector’s body around Patroclus’ tomb
logs to the funeral pyre
food for the hungry men
wild horses around Troy
Apollo, pitying Hector, [blank_start]protects his body from harm and decay[blank_end].
protects his body from harm and decay
resurrects him from the dead
steals his body and hides it
shoots Achilles with an arrow
The gods feel sorry for Hector and desire to [blank_start]rescue his body from Achilles[blank_end].
rescue his body from Achilles
resurrect him from the dead
let Troy win the war
give his descendants treasures
They ask the god Hermes to steal the body away, but Hera, bent on shaming the Trojans, will not allow it [blank_start]because of her hate of all Trojans[blank_end]
because of her hate of all Trojans
because she wants to do it herself
because she hates Hermes
because she doesn't think it will work
[blank_start]Twelve days[blank_end] after Hector’s death, Apollo addresses the gods.
Apollo tells the gods that Hector [blank_start]always respected the gods[blank_end], and that Achilles [blank_start]has no decency for desecrating his body[blank_end].
always respected the gods
was a nice guy
did his best
is dead anyway
has no decency for desecrating his body
is a great big jerk
should be destroyed
was Hector's best friend
Hera counters him, stating that Achilles is the son of a god, and that he and Hector [blank_start]cannot be equals[blank_end].
cannot be equals
will both die
are great guys
Zeus sends Iris to call Thetis to Olympus. When she arrives, Zeus instructs her to go to Achilles and to tell him [blank_start]to give Hector’s body back to Priam[blank_end]. Priam will [blank_start]give Achilles a ransom as payment[blank_end].
to give Hector’s body back to Priam
the gods are coming to get him
he did all this for nothing anyway
he's going to die
give Achilles a ransom as payment
kill Achilles in his sleep
threaten Achilles with war
turn into a god
Thetis asks Achilles how long he will grieve, and then tells him [blank_start]of Zeus’ decree to release Hector’s body[blank_end]. Achilles agrees, saying that [blank_start]he will not resist the will of the gods[blank_end].
of Zeus’ decree to release Hector’s body
that Priam is coming to kill him
to only pretend to release the body
that she will disown him
he will not resist the will of the gods
he thinks it's a terrible idea
he does not have to obey the gods
he will do it for her
Priam is told that Achilles [blank_start]will not kill him[blank_end].
will not kill him
will most likely kill him
will be asleep the whole time
will kill his entire family
Priam orders that a wagon be readied with [blank_start]magnificent treasure[blank_end]. Hecuba attempts to convince him that the journey is foolhardy, but Priam is [blank_start]determined to take back Hector’s body[blank_end].
the bodies of dead soldiers
determined to take back Hector’s body
a terrible husband
not afraid of anything ever
Hecuba asks Priam to pray for a sign from Zeus first, and Priam agrees. Zeus sends [blank_start]an eagle[blank_end] to reassure them. Priam sets out in his wagon, accompanied by his old driver.
a sea nymph
a lightning storm
Zeus tells Hermes to go to Troy and ensure Priam’s safe travel. Hermes appears to Priam [blank_start]in the form of a stranger[blank_end], saying that Priam reminds him [blank_start]of his father[blank_end]. He offers to help Priam.
in the form of a stranger
in the form of a small child
in the form of a pretty woman
in the form of a monkey
of his father
of his mother
of his uncle
of his monkey tamer
Priam grows suspicious and asks whom the stranger is. Hermes replies that he is [blank_start]an aide of Achilles[blank_end], and lets Priam know that [blank_start]Hector’s body is still intact[blank_end].
an aide of Achilles
the god Hermes
a dangerous criminal
there to kill him
Hector’s body is still intact
Achilles is going to kill him
he is there to kill him
his wagon is full of sea otters
Hermes guides Priam’s wagon through Achilles’ gate and [blank_start]puts the sentries to sleep[blank_end]. He then reveals to Priam that he is [blank_start]a god sent to help him[blank_end].
puts the sentries to sleep
kills all the sentries
blinds all the sentries
blesses all the sentries
a god sent to help him
actually his father
there to kill him
not really there at all
Priam enters Achilles’ lodge and [blank_start]kneels, kissing Achilles’ hand[blank_end]. He asks for [blank_start]mercy[blank_end], and beseeches Achilles to [blank_start]remember his own father[blank_end].
kneels, kissing Achilles’ hand
kneels, striking Achilles' heel
draws his sword, ready to kill
stands proudly, cursing Achilles
remember his own father
surrender before he dies
remember his own mother
give him all his gold
Achilles and Priam [blank_start]weep for their losses in the war[blank_end].
weep for their losses in the war
drink fine wine together
agree to duel to the death
growl in anger
Achilles asks Priam to sit but Priam refuses, asking to [blank_start]ransom the body immediately[blank_end].
ransom the body immediately
have a better chair
stand for the entire meeting
stay for a few days
Achilles asks Priam not to anger him, as he might [blank_start]kill him if his temper flares[blank_end].
kill him if his temper flares
say mean things when he's mad
give him all of his treasure in fury
turn into a warthog
Achilles asks Priam to dine with him, reminding him that [blank_start]even the sorrowful must eat[blank_end].
even the sorrowful must eat
he hasn't eaten in weeks
he might kill him at any moment
he is only partly a god
Priam asks for [blank_start]eleven days[blank_end] of truce to mourn and bury Hector, to which Achilles agrees.
Hermes wakes Priam from his sleep, advising him to leave the Achaean camp before [blank_start]he is discovered and killed[blank_end].
he is discovered and killed
he digests his food
Achilles begins to snore loudly
he gets to comfortable
Priam returns to Troy and the Trojans see Hector’s body borne on Priam’s wagon. The city is plunged into [blank_start]grief[blank_end]. Andromache, Hecuba, and Helen all cry out in grief for the loss of Hector, praising him for [blank_start]his bravery and kindness[blank_end].
his bravery and kindness
his dashing good looks
dying in a stupid way
just being Hector
The eleven days of lamentation pass, and Hector is [blank_start]finally buried by the Trojans[blank_end].