Death of Patroclus: Mythology, Overview


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Patroclus was the best friend of which Greek hero?

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1. What act by Agamemnon made Achilles so angry he refused to fight for the Greeks?

2. How did the death of Patroclus affect the Trojan War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These learning tools will help you see what you know about the ancient Greek hero Patroclus, including his role in the Trojan War and his relationship with Achilles. Some of the things you'll be tested on include Patroclus' plan to inspire the Greek army and how his death affected the Trojan War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will ask you about the following:

  • Patroclus' best friend and companion
  • Why Achilles became so angry at Agamemnon that he refused to fight
  • How the death of Patroclus affected the Trojan War
  • Patroclus' plan to inspire the Greek army
  • Achilles' warning to Patroclus before giving him his armor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Patroclus
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the Trojan War in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the significance of Patroclus' death

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous Greek warrior, review the accompanying lesson on the Death of Patroclus: Mythology, Overview. This lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Review the Iliad and the Trojan War
  • Know the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles
  • Discuss the roles of Agamemnon and Briseis
  • Recognize Patroclus' heroism
  • Summarize the death of Patroclus and his funeral games
  • Understand the act of Achilles' revenge