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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. What is the place where the boy leads the animal called?
2. The oracle also states that no Spartan army will ____________.
3. After Leonidas leaves the ephors, who emerges from the shadows to speak with the ephors?
4. What kind of animal is the boy stalked by as he is sitting in the wilderness?
5. What does the place where the ephors live emit from the rocks?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Dilios tell stories to the soldiers as they are preparing for battle?
2. What does Ephialtes want from King Xerxes in exchange for his services?
3. What kinds of armor and weaponry do the Persians have during battle?
4. What kinds of weapons are the soldiers carrying as they march to battle at the start of this novel?
5. What does Leonidas see as a major flaw in King Xerxes?
6. What does Ephialtes object to as he is leading the Persian groups into Greek territory?
7. Who is the Persian representative that come into camp as the Spartans begin to ready for a major battle?
8. What happens when the Persian Ambassador decides to lash Dilios?
9. Why do the ephors object to the plans of Leonidas when he comes to visit them?
10. What happens to Stelios as he marches in the weather at the beginning of the novel?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In some respects, it seems like Leonidas (at the start of the story) is more of a follower than a leader.
Part 1: Why doesn't Leonidas make up his own mind when it comes to the Persian envoy's demands of him?
Part 2: What might have happened if Leonidas has simply agreed to the demands of the Persian envoy?
Part 3: Do you think the Persian envoy was trying to manipulate Leonidas? Why or why not? If so, how?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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