World Lit I:Orig-1650

The Iliad & Troy In either the movie Troy or The Iliad which of the following are true? Achilles withdraws from the war because of a woman. Agamemnon refuses to give up Chryseis, at first. It is clear that Achilles does not serve the gods. Odysseus is the man who leads the warriors hiding in the Trojan horse. Why does Achilles seek after and kill Hector? For revenge of Patroclus. For the glory of killing “the prince of Troy” To prove to Agamemnon who the greatest Greek warrior is. Which of the following women was taken from Achilles? Briseis b. Helen c. Andromache Whose wife has been taken to the city of Troy? Achilles b. Hector c. Agamemnon d. Menelaus e. Paris Which if the following women is married to Hector? Briseis b. Helen c. Andromache Why does Helen fall in love with Paris? True love and attraction A love spell put on her by the goddess Aphrodite Menelaus treated her badly She loved the thought of being a Trojan woman How long does The Trojan War last? A few weeks b. A few months d. Two years c. Ten years How long does The Iliad last? A few weeks b. A few months d. Two years c. Ten years Who is the greatest fighter in “The Iliad”? Achilles b. Hector c. Agamemnon d. Menelaus e. Paris Who wants to build a Greek empire and rule it? Achilles b. Hector c. Agamemnon d. Menelaus e. Paris EXTRA CREDIT: 2 POINTS EACH (These are Essay questions) Who are the Myrmidons and what are they especially known for? What specifically happened to Agamemnon and his dreams of empire? The Odyssey Which god or goddess is for Odysseus? Athena b. Poseidon c. Zeus d. Calypso Which god or goddess is against Odysseus? Athena b. Poseidon c. Zeus d. Calypso What makes life hard for Telemachus and Penelope? Growing up without his father Living without her husband Suitors vying for her hand in marriage The suitors using up the goods of the household Why is Odysseus an interesting character? He is charming, intelligent, and cunning (Old School James Bond) He often uses disguises and deceptive speech His is willing to give up leisure and immortality to get home He meets and sleeps with many females, yet is “faithful?” somehow How long was Odysseus “stuck” on Calypso’s island? Two years c. Ten years Seven years d. Twelve years EXTRA CREDIT: 2 POINTS EACH What do both the Iliad and the Odyssey have in common about warfare/killing? According to the now dead Achilles, what is better than being a lord of the dead (or having a name remembered by the living)?

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