The Iliad Book 5 Summary


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At the beginning of Book 5 in Homer's The Iliad, Minerva gives Diomed courage and what other gift?

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1. What soldier shoots, but fails to kill, Diomed with an arrow at the beginning of Book 5 in Homer's The Iliad?

2. Which god does Minerva tell Diomed he can still attack in the first part of Book 5 in Homer's The Iliad?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is a useful tool for seeing how much you know about events from book five of The Iliad. Some topics you will be assessed on include a soldier that fails to kill Diomed and what Minerva gives to Diomed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the tools to figure out how much you know about:

  • The god that Minerva tells Diomed he can still attack
  • A god that creates a fake body
  • The solider who doesn't kill Diomed after shooting an arrow at him
  • A gift that Minerva gives to Diomed
  • Why Minerva and Juno take part in the battle at the end of this book

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a god that makes a fake body and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - retrieve the details you picked up regarding why Juno and Minerva fight in the battle at the end of book 5
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you pick out the most important information from the lesson on book five from The Iliad

Additional Learning

See what other topics you can learn about with the lesson, The Iliad Book 5 Summary. Some goals you can cover include:

  • Determine how book five opens up
  • Figure out who Minerva aids and why
  • Learn who Diomed eventually kills