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

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

3. What is the year in the only dates frame in this first chapter?

4. The Queen tells Leonidas he should come back either with his ____________ or on his _____________.

5. What does the boy of the story with the animal eventually become for the city of Sparta?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What happens to Stelios as he marches in the weather at the beginning of the novel?

6. What kind of instrument is being played by a man at the beginning of the troops?

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

8. What kinds of weapons are the soldiers carrying as they march to battle at the start of this novel?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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