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1. What proposal does Alexandros (aka Paris) make after Hektor
scolds him for hiding from Menelaos?
that if Hektor is so brave, he (Hektor) should challenge Menelaos to
Alexandros says that he
himself will meet Menelaos in a duel that will decide the outcome of
Alexandros says they
should cast lots to see who faces Menelaos in a duel.
Alexandros says that
he is tired of the war and will just give Helen back without a
2. What crime of Alexandros does Menelaos mention in his prayer
committed adultery with Menelaos' wife.
Alexandros wronged a
host who had extended friendship to him.
Alexandros had lied
about his reason for coming to Sparta.
Alexandros had killed
one of Menelaos' friends following an argument.
3. Who saves Alexandros by breaking the chinstrap of his
4. What is Helen doing when she first appears in the
playing the lyre
5. When Helen goes to the wall to watch the battle, King
greets her with
respect and affection.
sends her back to her
asks her to leave
scolds her for her
6. Priam asks Helen
why she has caused
all this heartbreak.
whom she prefers,
Alexandros or Menelaos.
the identities of the
great Greek warriors.
which of the gods is
responsible for the war.
7. What is Helen's first reaction to Aphrodite's command that
she go to Alexandros in their bedroom?
telling Aphrodite to go herself.
Helen is afraid that
Alexandros will be angry with her.
Helen asks Aphrodite
for a love potion.
straightaway, relieved that Alexandros is still alive.
8. At the end of Book 3, Alexandros is
ashamed of his
defeat in the duel.
eager to return to
praying to the gods
eager to go to bed with
9. What does Zeus claim is the only thing that would satisfy
Hera's anger against the Trojans?
If she could help
the Greeks raze the city so it would never rise again.
If she could eat Priam,
his children, and all the Trojans raw.
If Zeus would strike
the city with his lightning bolt and leave it a heap of ashes.
If Alexandros would
finally admit that Hera is the most beautiful of goddesses.
10.What does Hera offer Zeus in exchange for the destruction of
gold, silver, and
bronze without limit
the most beautiful
woman in the world
the destruction of
three of her favorite cities
immortal fame for
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