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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of terrain is Leonidas leading his men over as the day continues to be hot and oppressive?
(a) Slippery
(b) Rocky
(c) Sandy
(d) Wet

2. After Leonidas leaves the ephors, who emerges from the shadows to speak with the ephors?
(a) Persian infiltrator
(b) Ephialtes
(c) The Queen
(d) Oracle

3. How many warriors is Leonidas going to be joined by on his walk away from his home?
(a) 3000
(b) 300
(c) 30,000
(d) 30

4. Which soldier succumbs to the heat, growing dizzy and stumbling around?
(a) Ephialtes
(b) Leonidas
(c) Xerxes
(d) Stelios

5. The remainder of the Persian envoy's entourage is then ___________ at Leonidas' orders.
(a) Captured
(b) Ignored
(c) Massacred
(d) Injured

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the oracle insist must be observed as Leonidas goes to battle the Persians?

2. How long ago was the meeting with the ephors and the oracle?

3. Where does Leonidas want to meet with the Persian army in an effort to beat them?

4. What does the boy return to Sparta wrapped in so as to show his victory?

5. Who gives the nickname to the man who has fallen down during their march?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Daxos disappointed with Leonidas when he sees him marching toward his own group of troops?

2. What do the Greeks exult over when they reach the Hot Gates during the violent storm?

3. What is the path of the combined forces of Leonidas and the others who meet up with him?

4. Why does Leonidas believe he brought more soldiers than anyone, even though Daxos' group is larger?

5. For how long have the soldiers at the start of this novel been marching?

6. What does King Leonidas order Stelios to do with the captain that has been beaten senselessly?

7. What does the Persian envoy tell Leonidas to send to the Persian king as a sign of subjugation?

8. Where are the soldiers in the beginning of this novel marching to and from as they head into battle, it seems?

9. What does Leonidas have to do prior to beginning a full scale military expedition, according to Spartan law?

10. Describe the weather conditions for the soldiers as they have marched during the beginning of this story.

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