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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. The messenger asked that Leonidas send a ________ of earth and a jar of water to the King of Persia.

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

3. Leonidas has to talk to the ephors before a wide scale military expedition, according to _________ law.

4. The remainder of the Persian envoy's entourage is then ___________ at Leonidas' orders.

5. The ___________ King is in command of all of the soldiers who have finally arrived at the Hot Gates.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the object of the march of the soldiers in the beginning of this manuscript?

3. What does the Persian Ambassador do, even after his significant injury?

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

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

6. Why wasn't Ephialtes left to die of exposure in the fields in Sparta like other deformed children?

7. Describe the oracle that Leonidas next confers with after talking with the ephors.

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

9. After the initial assault of the Persians is defeated, what do the Persians do next to the Spartans?

10. What is the initial reaction to the Persian Ambassador when he comes into camp?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The ephors are meant to help Spartans as they continue battle with other nations.

Part 1: Why doesn't Leonidas trust the advice of the ephors?

Part 2: Why would people turn to oracles and ephors for advice instead of following their own instincts?

Part 3: Would you be able to go to an oracle for advice? Why or why not? What might you ask if they could be trusted?

Essay Topic 2

The observance of a religious festival seems to be something Sparta is told to respect again and again, even on the battlefield.

Part 1: Why is the observance of Carneia so important?

Part 2: Why doesn't Leonidas want to follow the religious observance as dictated by the ephors and the oracle?

Part 3: Why might Leonidas be so determined to fight regardless of the religious observance?

Essay Topic 3

Ephialtes offers up his services in exchange for worldly things - women, land, wealth, etc.

Part 1: Why do you think Ephialtes decided to offer himself to the Persian side of the war?

Part 2: Why do you think the Persian king decided to take Ephialtes up on his offer?

Part 3: Who do you think was manipulating whom in the agreement between Ephialtes and the Persian king? Why?

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