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Iliad

This is as review of the literary piece the Iliad.
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The central conflict of Book I (The Quarrel of Achilleus and Agememnon) is between which of the following?
Achilleus and Agamemnon
The plague that strikes the Greek army in Book I demonstrates
Intervention of the gods in human affairs.
Which of the following describes the behavior of both Achilleus and Agamemnon in this poem?
prideful and stubbornb.
The dispute between Achilleus and Agamemnon involves a conflict between which of the following?
Ability and authority
As an epic hero, what is Achilleus' primary motive for engaging in the war?
demonstrating his bravery and valor
The phrase "Hera the goddess of the white arms" is an example of which of the following epic conventions:
stock epithet
Agamemnon's primary motive for claiming Brisies is to:
preserve his own reputation as commander in chief
Achilleus might have willingly surrendered his prize to Agamemnon if:
He was a less capable warrior than Agamemnon.
How is Achilleus portrayed at the end of the passage (Book I)?
Bitter and vengeful
A central idea of Book VI: The Meeting of Hektor and Andromache is the conflict a warrior experiences between
duty and family
In Book VI Homer contrasts the characters of Paris and Hektor by showing that Paris is:
more self-pitying than Hektor.
To what is Helen referring when she calls herself "a nasty witch evil-intriguing"?
her beauty, which gave rise to the Trojan War
In Book VI, Homer contrasts the traits of experience and innocence by describing Hektor's interaction with
Astynax
Which contrasting elements of Hektor's character are revealed in Book VI The Meeting of Hektor and Andromache?
bravery and tenderness
Which of the following is a central idea of Book XVIII (The Arming of Achilleus)?
The destiny of humans is beyond their power to influence.
Both Achilleus and Hektor face the warnings that they will dies in battle with:
Sadness but honor in what is fated
In Book XVIII, what is Achilleus' strongest motivation for returning to fight the Trojans?
Avenging the death of Patroklos
On Achilleus' shield, the god Ares and the goddess Athene (Athena) represent which of the following?
Fate
In Book XXII: The Death of Hektor, Hektor's fate is largely decided by which of the following?
Athene's loyalty to Achilleus and her discussion with Zeus
One of the following factors does not play into the fate of Hektor:
Fate is overturned by Athene's deception of Hektor
Which of the following is a central idea of Book XXII?
The severity of Achilleus' revenge
Hektor appeals to Achilleus' code of ethics when he:
asks Achilleus to return his corpse to the Trojans
When he refuses to return Hektor to the Trojans, Achilleus is primarily motivated by his desire to:
avenge his friend's death by depriving Hektor of the honor of a proper burial
In Book XXIV (Achilleus and Priam), when Priam visits Achilleus, Achilleus offers Priam food in order to:
fulfill his obligations as a host (hospitality).
What is the central issue in Book XXIV?
The consolation of the grieving
In book XXIV, Priam stirs Achilleus' sympathy most effectively by:
comparing himself to Achilleus' father.
Helen's lament in Book XXIV is in keeping with the sacred code observed on the occasion of a funeral because she:
Describes the worth of Hektor's life in a personal way.
in medias res
starting the action in the middle of things
divine causality
the belief that the gods control a person's fate
code of ethics
. the rules that govern society's sense of order
stock epithet
. word combination to quickly describe a character
ekphrasis
detailed description of visual art