How are the Gods Portrayed in The Iliad?


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In The Iliad, which goddess does Paris decide is the fairest?

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1. What does Apollo do in retaliation for the disrespect of his priest in The Iliad?

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

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

With this combination of a quiz and worksheet, you can find out what you know about the portrayal of the gods in The Iliad by Homer. Questions focus on the goddess declared the fairest by Paris, and also, Zeus convincing Achilles to do something.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions check your knowledge of the following topics:

  • Apollo's retaliation for the disrespect of the priest
  • Athena helping someone to calm down
  • Zeus's decree regarding the Trojan War
  • What Achilles is convinced to do by Zeus

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand the portrayal of the gods as they are shown in The Iliad
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can properly name the character Athena calms
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about Paris declaring a goddess as the fairest

Additional Learning

For more on the story, check out the lesson titled How are the Gods Portrayed in The Iliad? With this in hand, you can dive into the extra topics mentioned below:

  • Hera
  • Menelaus
  • Ares