The Iliad Book 21 Summary


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In Book 21 of The Iliad, Achilles encounters _____, whom he has captured in a previous battle and sold as a slave.

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1. In Book 21 of The Iliad, Achilles does not want to die by drowning in the river because _____

2. In Book 21 of The Iliad, which two immortals give Achilles a pep talk as he battles the river god?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete the quiz/worksheet combo to assess your knowledge of the summary of book 21 from The Iliad. Achilles and Hephaestus are two figures you will be tested on.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of these assets is to check your knowledge of:

  • Who Achilles runs into
  • Why Apollo distracts Achilles
  • How Hephaestus helps Achilles
  • The reason Achilles doesn't want to die by drowning in the river
  • Two immortals that give Achilles a pep talk as he battles the river god

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on book 21 from The Iliad
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why Apollo distracts Achilles
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why Achilles doesn't want to die in the river and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Gain more knowledge about this book by completing the lesson titled, The Iliad Book 21 Summary. Use this lesson to go over more about:

  • Characteristics of the river god
  • Water vs. fire
  • Achilles' allies