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Trojan War: Myths and Facts (Grade 6)

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Trojan War: Myths and Facts

Troy was a mythological city.
  1. True
  2. False
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
The Iliad only covers two weeks of the Trojan War.
  1. True
  2. False
According to legend, how long did the Trojan War last?

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
What did the Greeks in the Iliad call themselves?
  1. Helens
  2. Dorians
  3. Achaeans
  4. Mycenaeans
Helen was the wife of Agamemnon.
  1. True
  2. False
Agamemnon was from                                    , Menelaus was from                                  , Nestor was from                                , and Odysseus was from                                  .
According to the Iliad, the Greeks sent over a thousand warships to Troy.
  1. True
  2. False
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
According to legend, how did the Greeks get into Troy?

Which Roman work traces the founding of Rome to a Trojan refugee named Aeneas?
  1. Inferno
  2. Aeneid
  3. Phaedra
  4. Antigone
The accepted site of Troy was found by Heinrich Schliemann at Hisarlik in Turkey.
  1. True
  2. False
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.
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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