The Trojan War

Can you answer these questions about the Trojan War in Greek mythology?
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Last updated: December 24, 2019
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What was the name of the Goddess of Discord who threw a golden apple
marked "for the fairest"?
Eris
Which three goddesses thought the apple was for them?
Aphrodite
Athena
Hera
What prince was brought in to judge a beauty contest between the goddesses?
Paris
What beautiful woman was abducted by that prince?
Helen
What was the primary weapon used by soldiers in the Trojan War?
Spears
Who was the King of Mycenae and the leader of the Greeks?
Agamemnon
Who was the main hero of the Greeks?
Achilles
What river was that hero dipped in as a child - making him (almost) impervious to harm?
The Styx
What body part was not dipped in the river?
Heel
Which deadly sin was that hero most guilty of?
Wrath
Who was that hero's best friend and possible lover?
Patroclus
Who was the main hero of Troy?
Hector
Who was the king of Troy?
Priam
What Trojan princess was given the gift of prophecy, but the curse that
no one would believe her?
Cassandra
In what modern day country would you find the ruins of Troy?
Turkey
Which cunning Greek warrior designed the Trojan Horse?
Odysseus
What Trojan warrior fled into Italy, becoming an ancestor of the ancient Romans?
Aeneas
Who is credited with writing "The Iliad"?
Homer
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Level 83
Jul 20, 2017
I thought it was a Trojan Rabbit.
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Level 55
Aug 19, 2017
A moose once bit my sister.
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Level 78
Aug 19, 2017
Look if we built this large wooden badger...
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Level 78
Aug 21, 2017
Is it behind the rabbit?
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Level 78
Mar 20, 2020
It is the rabbit!
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Level 75
Aug 19, 2017
EZPZ That was a great quiz.
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Level 64
Aug 19, 2017
Yeah! 14/20! Thank you Latin Class!
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Level 73
Aug 19, 2017
Minor point - there are lots of questions, but generally, Homer is credited with creating the Iliad, but not writing it. He is supposed to have created (and memorized) it, reciting it as a storyteller (I think).
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Level 71
Aug 19, 2017
Or, as Mark Twain may have said, the Iliad was not written by Homer, but by someone else by the same name. (Or was that Hamlet and Shakespeare?)
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Level 73
Aug 21, 2017
One day I will learn to spell Odysseus correctly.

Today is not that day.

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Level 53
Aug 21, 2017
I would have thought Hubris was the sin, considering Apollo struck him down for it
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Level ∞
Jul 8, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achilles:

Homer's Iliad is the most famous narrative of Achilles' deeds in the Trojan War. Achilles' wrath (μῆνις Ἀχιλλέως, mênis Achilléōs) is the central theme of the poem.
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Level 57
Nov 15, 2021
"Sing, O Goddess, of the anger of Achilles son of Peleus"
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Level 83
Mar 20, 2020
Yeah I thought it was pride, hubris, and dishonoring the gods that were his downfall.
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Level 57
Dec 13, 2021
That's how most Greek heroes fall but not in this case though you could say it played a part
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Level 72
Aug 23, 2017
Achilles was most guilty of wrath? Judging from the movie, I thought it was pride.
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Level 68
Oct 20, 2019
we do not talk about that thing here
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Level 56
Apr 20, 2022
In the illiad book is definitely wrath.
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Level 65
Dec 18, 2019
Deadly sin is an odd concept in this context
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Level 71
Mar 20, 2020
My thoughts exactly.
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Level 57
Dec 13, 2021
I would've gone with fatal flaw rather than deadly sin but I believe the Greek concept of fatal flaws did influence the Christian ideas of the deadly sins so it could still work
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Level 53
Mar 20, 2020
I think ankle should be accepted for as another answer for heel, as that is what I have always seen in mythology and/or popular culture
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Level 68
Mar 20, 2020
Really? I've never heard anyone refer to achilles ankle
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Level 78
Mar 20, 2020
That made me chuckle.
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Level 48
Mar 20, 2020
Achillies ankle was kind of a jerk, but Achillies ant was pretty cool.
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Level 17
Oct 14, 2020
I think they were meaning in terms of the Achilles tendon being in the back of the ankle, but I understand why the quiz doesn't accept it given "Achilles heel" is more accurate to the common interpretations of the myth and a very well know saying
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Level 59
Mar 20, 2020
Great quiz, thx

Spelling variations on Patrocles with an e, and other, should be accepted.

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Level 56
Apr 20, 2022
Actually, there is NO reference in the Greek mythology that Achilles was dipped in the river Styx as an infant. It is legend from a roman poem written by Statius. In the Illiad has no reference about it, nor should be, because in the Illiad Achiles was just a great god-like warrior, not an invulnerable person. This question should not be since its not canon from greek mythology nor from the Illiad.