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The Iliad: Greek Epic

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In early Greek literature, poetic form, stock phrases, and redundant epithets are all signs that

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1. In The Iliad, Xenia is

2. In The Iliad, Paris stole Helen from

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of The Iliad. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the role of Xenia and the portrayal of the Trojans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to make sure you understand:

  • The conclusion of The Iliad
  • Achilles' refusal to fight
  • The portrayal of the Trojans
  • Thetis' efforts to protect her son
  • The use of poetic form and stock phrases

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Iliad
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause of the Trojan War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the event that prompted Achilles to fight

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson, The Iliad: Greek Epic. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify basic facts about The Iliad regarding its length, composition, and likely age
  • Recognize the two main focuses of the epic
  • Understand the roles of Thetis, Hector, and Patroclus
  • Know the key events covered in The Iliad
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