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King Priam in The Iliad: Characteristics & Analysis

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In Homer's The Iliad, what act does King Priam do that shows his courageous side?

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1. In Homer's The Iliad, who are Priam's two main sons?

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In Homer's The Iliad, King Priam tells Helen, '...take your seat in front of me that you may see your former husband, your kinsmen and your friends. I lay no blame upon you, it is the gods, not you who are to blame. It is they that have brought about this terrible war with the Achaeans…'

What does this say about Priam's thoughts on the gods?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess you on King Priam's role in The Iliad. Study questions will cover areas that include one of the king's courageous actions and two of his sons.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • The king's quote about the gods and their role in the Trojan War
  • One of the king's strengths that's also a weakness
  • Priam's protective nature over his people

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on King Priam in The Iliad
  • Making connections - use your understanding of one of Priam's quotes to explain how he views the gods
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the king's two main sons
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a courageous action taken by the king and the way he's protective over his people

Additional Learning

For more, we've made available to you the lesson named King Priam in The Iliad: Characteristics & Analysis. These particular topics will be addressed:

  • Background of King Priam's character
  • Priam's love
  • Analysis of Priam's quotes and actions in the poem
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