The Death of Hector in The Iliad


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In Homer's epic poem The Iliad, the death of _____ leads to Hector's death.

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1. Who is the goddess that helped Achilles defeat Hector in Homer's epic poem The Iliad?

2. In Homer's epic poem The Iliad, how does a goddess interfere with the fight between Achilles and Hector to help Achilles win?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer questions on Hector's death in The Iliad. Topics on the quiz include the death that leads to Hector's own death and which goddess helped Achilles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The way a goddess influences the fight between Hector and Achilles
  • Achilles' actions after he defeats Hector
  • Importance of Hector's death to the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Hector's death in The Iliad
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the fight between Achilles and Hector and whose death leads to Hector's death
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason Hector's death is important in the story

Additional Learning

Find out more with the lesson named The Death of Hector in The Iliad. These topics will be covered:

  • Why Achilles was refusing to fight in the war
  • Achilles' ultimate desire for revenge
  • The interference by the gods in the Trojan War
  • Details about Hector's death