The Iliad Book 17 Summary


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Book 17 of The Iliad is mainly concerned with recovering the body of which character?

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1. In Book 17 of The Iliad, who takes Achilles armor off the body of Patroclus and claims it for himself?

2. In Book 17 of The Iliad, the Trojans want to trade Patroclus' body for the body of what Trojan soldier?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

For this quiz and worksheet, you will be testing your knowledge of Book 17 of The Iliad. Questions will cover the character whose body is being recovered and who the Trojans propose for a trade of bodies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Expect to see the following subjects appear on questions for the quiz:

  • The character whose body is the focus of a recovery effort
  • The person who claims Achilles' armor
  • The god or goddess who interferes on behalf of the Achaeans
  • The god who supports the Trojans

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - understand the key plot elements of Book 17
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the god who sides with the Trojans
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about who claims Achilles' armor

Additional Learning

For more reading, go to the lesson titled The Iliad Book 17 Summary. Inside, you can look up the following topics:

  • The battle for the armor
  • Funeral rites
  • Desecration of a body