Achilles in The Iliad: Character Analysis & Description


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In what sense is Achilles in The Iliad a character that other soldiers, even modern ones, can identify with?

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1. In order to get revenge on Agamemnon in The Iliad, what does Achilles ask his mother to ask of Zeus?

2. Which event in The Iliad sends Achilles into a rage that results in the death of many Trojans, including Hector?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on Achilles in The Iliad. Find out how much you know about topics like how modern soldiers can identify with Achilles and revenge that he seeks on Agamemnon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about:

  • An event that enrages Achilles
  • Proof that Achilles holds a grudge against Agamemnon
  • A famous book that compares Achilles' experience to other wars

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Achilles in The Iliad
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a famous book that compares Achilles' to other wars and one of the events in The Iliad that sends Achilles into a rage
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Achilles' grudge against Agamemnon

Additional Learning

Learn more with the accompanying lesson entitled Achilles in The Iliad: Character Analysis & Description. You'll be taught about the following topics:

  • Breakdown of Achilles' role in the story
  • Excerpts regarding his desire for revenge
  • His rejection of Agamemnon's offering for peace