Troilus and Cressida Overview Quiz

Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida is a tumultuous play of deep tragedy and ribald comedy. Work through the details with eNotes' Troilus and Cressida Overview Quiz.

  1. Who is selected to fight for Helen against Hector?

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  2. How long have the Greeks been trying to seize Troy?

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  3. Why are the Greeks attacking Troy at the beginning of the play?

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  4. How does Hector feel about Helen?

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  5. Why do the Greeks either ignore or disdainfully acknowledge Achilles as they walk by his tent?

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  6. What reason does Cressida give Pandarus for playing hard-to-get with Troilus?

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  7. How is Troilus related to Paris?

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  8. Why does Ulysses think the Greeks have failed to seize Troy?

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  9. What prediction does Calchas make?

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  10. Why doesn't Troilus want to go out on the skirmishes against the Greeks?

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