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The Iliad

The Iliad


by Homer

The Iliad: Get on your Trojan Horse Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Iliad? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why are Achaians cursed?

They won't let Moses leave Egypt.
Agamemnon won't release Chryses.
Their warriors are too brutal.
They watched some video tape about a girl in a well.
Q. Why won't Achilleus fight?

He's lazy.
He's moving his talents to Long Beach.
He's mad about giving his girlfriend to Agamemnon.
He's a pacifist.
Q. Why does Achilleus vow revenge on Hektor?

Hektor killed his friend Patroklos
Hektor scuffed his Nikes
Hektor got voted best warrior in The Warrior Times
Hektor slept with Achilleus' girlfriend
Q. Why does Achilleus give Hektor's body back to the Trojans?

The gods tell him he should.
King Priam comes unarmed and asks him if he can have his son.
The Trojans give him a billion gold pieces.
Paris bids for the body on eBay.
Q. What happens after Achilleus dies?

Troy falls.
King Priam yells "Powned n00b!" into his headset
The Achaians retreat.
The Trojans do a can-can on the walls of Troy.