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1.     The sea nymph who married Peleus and gave birth to Achilles was: a. Eris b. Thetis c. Daphne d. Oenone
     b. Thetis
2.     Paris gave the golden apple to: a. Hera b. Athena c. Aphrodite d. Oenone
     c. Aphrodite
3.     The most beautiful woman in the world at the time of the Trojan war was: a. Helen b. Cassandra c. Clytemnestra d. Andromache
     a. Helen
4.     ________ rescued Hesione from a sea monster. a. Theseus b. Heracles c. Telamon d. Peleus
     b. Heracles
5.     The home of Menelaus and Helen was: a. Mycenae b. Argos c. Ithaca d. Sparta
     d. Sparta
6.     An Achaean hero who took part in the sacking of Thebes and in the Trojan War was: a. Aias b. Patroclus c. Philoctetes d. Diomedes
     d. Diomedes
7.     The Achaean hero to whom Heracles bequeathed his bow and arrows was: a. Aias b. Patroclus c. Philoctetes d. Diomedes
     c. Philoctetes
8.     The oldest Achaean leader, noted for his advice as well as for his tenacity in battle, was: a. Palamedes b. Idomeneus c. Nestor d. Achilles
     c. Nestor
9.     The Achaean leader who tried to avoid the Trojan War by hiding among the women of Scyrus was: a. Palamedes b. Idomeneus c. Nestor d. Achilles
     d. Achilles
10.     The Achaean cousin of Menelaus and Agamemnon who outsmarted Odysseus and got him enlisted in the war was: a. Palamedes b. Idomeneus c. Nestor d. Achilles
     a. Palamedes
11.     The goddess offended by Agamemnon when he killed a stag was: a. Athena b. Artemis c. Hera d. Aphrodite
     b. Artemis
12.     Agamemnon tricked Clytemnestra and Iphigenia into coming to Aulis by saying that Iphigenia was to marry: a. Teucer b. Aias c. Achilles d. Patroclus
     b. Artemis
13.     The Achaean hero abandoned on an island because of his festering wound was: a. Palamedes b. Odysseus c. Teucer d. Philoctetes
     d. Philoctetes
14.     The Achaean who treacherously framed another warrior as a traitor and thereby caused his death was: a. Palamedes b. Odysseus c. Teucer d. Philoctetes
     b. Odysseus
15.     After an Achaean raid on Sminthus, the young woman, Briseis, was awarded as a war prize to: a. Palamedes b. Idomeneus c. Nestor d. Achilles
     d. Achilles
16.     The deity who sent a plague to punish Agamemnon for abusing a priest was: a. Aphrodite b. Hera c. Apollo d. Athena
     c. Apollo
17.     The deity who restrained Achilles from stabbing Agamemnon after Agamemnon announced that he was taking Briseis was: a. Aphrodite b. Hera c. Apollo d. Athena
     d. Athena
18.     The deity who was the leading advocate for the Achaeans was: a. Artemis b. Hera c. Apollo d. Athena
     b. Hera
19.     The most outspoken of the common soldiers among the Achaean forces, who was attacked by Odysseus, was: a. Calchas b. Chryses c. Thersites d. Polites
     c. Thersites
20.     The son of Anchises and Aphrodite, who, as leader of the Dardanians was often critical of his Trojan allies, was: a. Aeneas b. Bais c. Calchas d. Deiphobus
     a. Aeneas
21.     A son of Zeus and commander of the Lykians was: a. Glaucus b. Tlepolemus c. Akamas d. Sarpedon
     d. Sarpedon
22.     In The Iliad, which Trojan first challenged any Achaean to single combat? a. Hector b. Paris c. Helenus d. Pandaros
     b. Paris
23.     When Menelaus was strangling Paris, which deity intervened to save the Trojan? a. Aphrodite b. Hera c. Apollo d. Athena
     a. Aphrodite
24.     Athena tricked which Trojan into shooting Menelaus with an arrow, thus breaking the truce? a. Hector b. Paris c. Helenus d. Pandaros
     d. Pandaros
25.     Which leader, after insulting one of his leading warriors, was told that his words were just meaningless wind? a. Aeneas b. Bais c. Calchas d. Agamemnon
     d. Agamemnon
26.     This Achaean wounded both Aphrodite and Ares, and also attacked Apollo: a. Odysseus b. Menelaus c. Diomedes d. Sthenelos
     c. Diomedes
27.     Which deity temporarily took the reins as chariot driver for Diomedes? a. Artemis b. Hera c. Apollo d. Athena
     d. Athena
28.     Which two heroes pledged a personal truce with each other upon discovering that their ancestors had been friends? a. Menelaus & Paris b. Aias & Hector c. Odysseus & Aeneas d. Diomedes & Glaucus
     d. Diomedes & Glaucus
29.     Who had killed the father and brothers of Hector's wife, Andromache? a. Artemis b. Menelaus c. Achilles d. Aias
     c. Achilles
30.     The fight between Hector and Aias was won by _________________.
     neither
31.     The Trojan statesman who advised his countrymen to honor their oaths and to return Helen was: a. Priam b. Agenor c. Laodakas d. Antenor
     d. Antenor
32.     This Achaean hero deserted Nestor when one of the latter's horses was injured and Hector threatened. a. Diomedes b. Odysseus c. Patroclus d. Idomeneus
     b. Odysseus
33.     This divine messenger warned Hera and Athena not to disobey Zeus's orders to stay away from the fighting. a. Iris b. Hermes c. Thetis d. Dione
     a. Iris
34.     Which of the following Achaeans was not sent to tell Achilles that Agamemnon had admitted his mistake and had offered gifts to compensate him? a. Aias b. Teucer c. Odysseus d. Phoenix
     b. Teucer
35.     The Trojan spy who was captured and slain by Diomedes and Odysseus was: a. Rhesus b. Sokos c. Dolon d. Paris
     c. Dolon
36.     This Trojan archer wounded both Diomedes and Machaon. a. Rhesus b. Sokos c. Dolon d. Paris
     d. Paris
37.     The first member of the Trojan army to breach the Achaean wall was: a. Sarpedon b. Aeneas c. Glaucus d. Hector
     a. Sarpedon
38.     Who rallied the Myrmidons to rescue the Achaean ships? a. Diomedes b. Odysseus c. Patroclus d. Idomeneus
     c. Patroclus
39.     This Trojan leader twice took flight after the Myrmidons reinforced the Achaeans and saved the ships. a. Sarpedon b. Aeneas c. Glaucus d. Hector
     d. Hector
40.     Patroclus was set up for his death when he was stunned by a blow from which deity? a. Apollo b. Poseidon c. Zeus d. Ares
     a. Apollo
41.     This Trojan warrior consistently urged caution and defensive tactics, but was ignored by Hector. a. Helenus b. Aeneas c. Polydamas d. Paris
     c. Polydamas
42.     Who went to Hephaestus to get new armor for Achilles? a. Diomedes b. Odysseus c. Patroclus d. Thetis
     d. Thetis
43.     Hera had which deity scorch the Xanthus River when its flooding threatened to drown Achilles? a. Achilles b. Hephaestus c. Poseidon d. Aphrodite
     b. Hephaestus
44.     This deity refused to fight with any other deities over insignificant mortals. a. Apollo b. Poseidon c. Zeus d. Ares
     a. Apollo
45.     This deity tricked Hector into a false sense of security, which led him to face Achilles and die. a. Athena b. Hephaestus c. Poseidon d. Aphrodite
     a. Athena
46.     The winner of the chariot race at the funeral games for Patroclus was: a. Epeios b. Diomedes c. Meriones d. Polypoites
     b. Diomedes
47.     Who won the archery contest at the funeral games for Patroclus? a. Epeios b. Diomedes c. Meriones d. Polypoites
     c. Meriones
48.     Achilles was finally told by ____________ to accept a ransom for Hector's body. a. Athena b. Iris c. Thetis d. Hermes
     c. Thetis
49.     Who guided Priam to Achilles's tent with the ransom for Hector's body? a. Athena b. Iris c. Thetis d. Hermes
     d. Hermes
50.     The Amazons were led by their beautiful young queen,: a. Penthesilea b. Hecuba c. Cassandra d. Briseis
     a. Penthesilea
51.     The Trojan who slew Achilles was: a. Paris b. Aeneas c. Helenus d. Deiphobus
     a. Paris
52.     Which Achaean committed suicide after Athena befuddled his enraged mind? a. Aias b. Agamemnon c. Epeios d. Teucer
     a. Aias
53.     These two Achaeans went on the mission to bring Philoctetes back into the war and on the raid to steal the Palladium. a. Agamemnon & Menelaus b. Meriones & Idomeneus c. Diomedes & Odysseus d. Nestor & Calchas
     c. Diomedes & Odysseus
54.     This Achaean hero begged the Trojan Queen for his life, and then was caught preparing to stab Diomedes in the back. a. Teucer b. Odysseus c. Agamemnon d. Aias
     b. Odysseus
55.     The son of Achilles, whose presence was essential to the success of the war, was: a. Oeax b. Neoptolemus c. Polymnestor d. Archilochus
     b. Neoptolemus
56.     Who built the Trojan Horse? a. Aias b. Agamemnon c. Epeios d. Teucer
     c. Epeios
57.     Who urged the Trojans to burn the Trojan Horse, but was ignored, as she was always ignored? a. Helen b. Hecuba c. Cassandra d. Briseis
     c. Cassandra
58.     Who slew Priam? a. Oeax b. Neoptolemus c. Polymnestor d. Archilochus
     b. Neoptolemus
59.     Which Dardanian hero escaped the destruction of Troy, carrying his father on his back and leading his young son by the hand? a. Paris b. Aeneas c. Helenus d. Deiphobus
     b. Aenaeas
60.     Who won the Trojan War?
     Achaeans
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