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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 men in the army are being led by a man who is playing the __________.

2. What does the boy fashion as he is out on his quest?

3. How many soldiers are rumored to be in the Persian army that Leonidas is planning on fighting?

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

5. How old is the boy in the story of the wolf that the men like to hear again and again?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Queen instruct Leonidas to come back doing as he marches off without explaining where he is going?

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

3. Describe the area in which the ephors live during this second chapter of the book.

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

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

6. What does Leonidas suggest to the ephors that the Spartan army does when they fight the Persians?

7. What do the other Greek commanders do when they join up with Leonidas and his soldiers?

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

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

10. What is one of the reasons why Leonidas refuses to send the sign of subjugation to the Persian king?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Leonidas goes through a sort of rite of passage by killing a huge wolf at the beginning of the timeline of this story.

Part 1: Describe the story of Leonidas and the wolf. What happens?

Part 2: What does the wolf symbolize in the story of Leonidas and the wolf?

Part 3: What might have happened had Leonidas never encountered the wolf as described in this story?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Leonidas notes that that excessive pride of Xerxes is what is getting him in trouble with others.

Part 1: Why might pride be a bad thing to have when you are a leader of others?

Part 2: Why does Leonidas see pride as a character flaw in Xerxes?

Part 3: Don't you think Leonidas has a lot of pride too? Why or why not?

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