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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. After Leonidas leaves the ephors, who emerges from the shadows to speak with the ephors?

2. Leonidas believe his army can beat the Persians with an intelligent selection of ___________.

3. Where does Leonidas send the Persian envoy that is sent to collect the surrender?

4. How many years have passed since the story of the boy and the animal has taken place?

5. The men at the beginning of this graphic novel are marching from where?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Leonidas do in order to restore the honor of Stelios before the other men?

2. What formation does Leonidas command once he realizes the camels might prove problematic in battle?

3. What ensures no man in the Spartan army will falter or flee, according to the story?

4. What do the Spartans do with the Persian corpses from their battle in order to intimidate others, it seems?

5. What kinds of armor and weaponry do the Persians have during battle?

6. Why do the ephors object to the plans of Leonidas when he comes to visit them?

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

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

9. What is the Persian Ambassador worried about when he approaches camp?

10. What news does the panicked Daxos bring to the other men in Leonidas' army?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The physical training Leonidas asks of his soldiers is intense, but necessary in order to fight well on the battlefield.

Part 1: Why do you think Leonidas values this intense training?

Part 2: Why haven't the soldiers been put into this intense training until just before the battle?

Part 3: If the soldiers Leonidas picked were already professional soldiers, why do they need more training?

Essay Topic 2

Ephialtes really wants to fight for Sparta, but his physical deformity prevents him from impressing Leonidas.

Part 1: What is the role of Ephialtes in the story? Why is his character so important?

Part 2: What might have happened had Leonidas allowed him to be on the army?

Part 3: Why do you think Ephialtes wanted to fight with Leonidas?

Essay Topic 3

The strategy with which Leonidas fights the battle is impressive. He continues to shift strategies until he finds one that works for the situation.

Part 1: Which strategy was the most impressive to you as a reader? Why?

Part 2: Do you think Leonidas should have done anything different? What?

Part 3: Do you think the strategies might work in today's modern warfare battles? Why or why not?

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