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The Iliad Literary Analysis & Themes Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Hera is the patron god of _____.

Question 2 2. Which of these represents a model Greek marriage in The Iliad?

Question 3 3. In the Iliad, Zeus uses _____ to give the Trojans an advantage in battle.

Question 4 4. In the Iliad, who counsels Zeus to let his son's death happen as it is fated to?

Question 5 5. What is it called when the worth of warriors is placed on gaining eternal reputation for honor, through heroic acts or deeds?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of Achilles being dishonored?

Question 7 7. What do epithets in The Iliad like ''Poseidon the earth-shaker'' and ''loud-thundering Zeus'' reference?

Question 8 8. What does the epithet ''wide-ruling'' tell us about Agamemnon in The Iliad?

Question 9 9.

In Homer's The Iliad, what does the following quote tell you about the position of men in society, as well as the position of women?

Zeus says to Hera, '...you must not expect to be informed of all my counsels. You are my wife, but you would find it hard to understand them...'

Question 10 10. In Homer's The Iliad, what do gender roles allow men to do, even if they are married?

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Question 11 11. Hector tells his wife, Andromache, that nobody can avoid death and that it should not be looked at as a detriment. Which theme does this represent?

Question 12 12. Within the theme of love and friendship, which relationship has the most power on the plot of The Iliad?

Question 13 13. Which two gods partake in single combat in Book VII of The Iliad?

Question 14 14. The Iliad would have had a different outcome if Patroclus had not died. Patroclus was the comrade of which warrior?

Question 15 15. How does Hector behave with his son, Astyanax, in The Iliad?

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Question 16 16. In The Iliad, we can see that Achilles's mother, Thetis, is a goddess. Why is Achilles not a god?

Question 17 17. What is Zeus's decree about the Trojan War in The Iliad?

Question 18 18. In The Iliad, who does Athena help calm down?

Question 19 19. In The Iliad, after Hector is killed in his combat with Achilles, his body is drug around and repeatedly abused. Despite all of this, he remains preserved and unscathed. What type of divine intervention allows this to be so?

Question 20 20. In The Iliad, in order for Poseidon to intervene and help the Achaeans, Hera must distract Zeus. Which other two immortals help Hera in this act of manipulation?

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Question 21 21. In ancient Greek culture, who does individual kleos belong to?

Question 22 22. What item is a symbol of Nestor's kleos in the Iliad?

Question 23 23. Through the scenes of _____ in The Iliad, we are reminded that all soldiers are also sons, fathers, etc.

Question 24 24. What is an example of a negative repercussion of Achilles' refusal to accept Agamemnon's apology in The Iliad?

Question 25 25. Why does Achilles return to the fight in The Iliad?

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Question 26 26. Who was the lesser-known hero that significantly helped the Greeks in Achilles' absence in The Iliad?

Question 27 27. In the 1800s, some scholars proposed that the Iliad was made up of small independent poems called _____.

Question 28 28. Most scholars of Homer today agree that _____.

Question 29 29. In The Iliad, Helen is married to _____.

Question 30 30. In the Iliad, the mortals listen to the wisdom of people like Calchas, who is a _____.

The Iliad Literary Analysis & Themes Chapter Exam Instructions

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