Achilles, the Ancient Greek Hero: Myth & Achilles Heel


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Achilles vowed revenge on Hector for what act?

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1. Who was the father of Achilles?

2. Achilles was given a choice by the Fates of how his life would play out. What choice did he choose?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Achilles was a great warrior who led the Greek army in the 10-year siege against the city of Troy, as detailed in Homer's Iliad. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on your knowledge of who Achilles was, his mettle in battle, and his ultimate fate.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Achilles' revenge fight against Hector and its aftermath
  • Who Achilles' parents were
  • Achilles' deal with the Fates

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the story of Achilles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Achilles, Hector, Peleus, and the Fates
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the battle of Troy and Achilles' role in it

Additional Learning

To learn more about this ancient Greek hero, review the corresponding lesson on the story of Achilles. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discusses the birth of Achilles
  • Explores Achilles' life as a warrior
  • Explores the Trojan War
  • Examines the death of Achilles