Family in The Iliad


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In The Iliad, what does Hector's father, King Priam, do when he learns that Achilles has dragged Hector's body around in the dirt?

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1. Who is the son of Hera and Zeus who appears in The Iliad, such as when he forges new armor for Achilles?

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will cover the theme of family in The Iliad. You'll be answering questions on key points that include Hector's body being dragged around by Achilles and a son of Zeus.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Determine what you know about these topics:

  • Achilles' status as a mortal
  • Hector's relationship with his son
  • An argument between Zeus and Hera

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on family in The Iliad
  • Information recall access the knowledge you've gained regarding Hector's behavior around his son
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an argument between Hera and Zeus and one of Zeus' sons who appears in the poem

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson called Family in The Iliad. Follow along with these study points:

  • Overview of the storyline
  • Families separated because of war
  • Hector's relationship with his parents and his wife