Iliad Overview Quiz

Condensing the epic Iliad to ten essential questions, eNotes' Iliad Overview Quiz covers questions on plot, characters (mortal and immortal), and important battles to help you in your review of this classic text.

  1. Thetis knows of her son, Achilles, fate. What is it?

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  2. What does the seer, Kalchas, say must be done to stop the attacks on the Achaians?

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  3. Which immortal is wounded in battle?

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  4. What will the winner of the fight between Menealous and Paris win?

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  5. What were Achilleus’s and Agamemnon’s rewards for sacking the city of Thebe?

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  6. Which immortal agrees to help the Trojans?

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  7. Why does Achilles feel it is pointless to fight the Trojans?

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  8. Why do the Trojans attempt to break through the wall on foot?

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  9. Why does Poulydamas advise Hecktor to call off the attack and turn back?

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  10. Why does Achilles not have his armor?

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