The Role of Women in The Iliad - Quiz & Worksheet


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Which of these represents a model Greek marriage in The Iliad?

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1. Which of these gods supports the Trojans in The Iliad?

2. In The Iliad, Helen is married to _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet checks your understanding of the different women represented in The Iliad. You'll review your knowledge of how women were represented and their parts in this epic story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet evaluates what you know about:

  • The model of Greek marriage from the story
  • The god that supports the Trojans
  • Who Helen is married to
  • The woman whose story is closest to that of Helen

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you are able to pick out the model Greek marriage from what you read
  • Information recall - see if you remember who supported the Trojans in the war
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about Hera to answer a question about what she is the god of

Additional Learning

If you would like to look at these women in more detail, you can find a full explanation in the lesson, The Role of Women in The Iliad. This lesson offers a more in-depth look at:

  • How the sexes lived segregated
  • How women were regarded in Homer's time
  • Who all the women of the book side with
  • The cause of the war
  • How the female gods compare to the mortal women of the time