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Trojan War: Myths and Facts (Grade 6)

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Trojan War: Myths and Facts

1. 
Troy was a mythological city.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Most of the legends about the Trojan War come from the Iliad and the Odyssey which were written by                .
  1. Homer
  2. Pericles
  3. Sophocles
  4. Xenophon
3. 
The Iliad only covers two weeks of the Trojan War.
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
According to legend, how long did the Trojan War last?



5. 
According to legend, the Trojan War began after Aphrodite made which Spartan queen fall in love with a prince of Troy named Paris?
  1. Clytemnestra
  2. Penelope
  3. Helen
  4. Leda
6. 
What did the Greeks in the Iliad call themselves?
  1. Helens
  2. Dorians
  3. Achaeans
  4. Mycenaeans
7. 
Helen was the wife of Agamemnon.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
Agamemnon was from                     , Menelaus was from                   , Nestor was from                 , and Odysseus was from                   .
9. 
According to the Iliad, the Greeks sent over a thousand warships to Troy.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Because he had been dipped in the river Styx the hero                 could only be wounded on his ankle.
  1. Ajax
  2. Priam
  3. Hector
  4. Achilles
11. 
According to legend, how did the Greeks get into Troy?



12. 
Which Roman work traces the founding of Rome to a Trojan refugee named Aeneas?
  1. Inferno
  2. Aeneid
  3. Phaedra
  4. Antigone
13. 
The accepted site of Troy was found by Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik in Turkey.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
What is not true about Heinrich Schliemann?
  1. His excavations were careful
  2. He made his fortune selling arms and ammunition
  3. He was not an expert in Greek history
  4. The layer he identified as Troy is much too early
15. 
Surviving letters by the Hittites mention conflicts with the Greeks that could be a reference to the Trojan War.
  1. True
  2. False

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