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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. Where were the forces of Daxos hiding from the Persian army?
2. What do the Spartans push at the fine army from Persian, causing them to break their ranks?
3. The family of Ephialtes left ____________ and traveled north to get away.
4. The overlapping shields of the Spartan soldiers create a solid wall of ___________.
5. What is the first formation the Greeks fall into when the Persians eventually attack?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when the Persian Ambassador decides to lash Dilios?
2. What does King Xerxes offer to Leonidas when he comes into the camp the evening after battle?
3. What does Leonidas do in order to restore the honor of Stelios before the other men?
4. What does the Persian Ambassador do, even after his significant injury?
5. What is the Persian Ambassador worried about when he approaches camp?
6. What ensures no man in the Spartan army will falter or flee, according to the story?
7. Describe the appearance of the Hot Gates where the Spartans are fighting.
8. Why wasn't Ephialtes left to die of exposure in the fields in Sparta like other deformed children?
9. What kinds of armor and weaponry do the Persians have during battle?
10. What has happened to the missing Persian scouting group?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The question of whether Leonidas has another soldiers is one that comes up again and again.
Part 1: How many soldiers do you think will be enough for Leonidas to have? Why?
Part 2: Is it better to have more soldiers or higher quality soldiers in lesser numbers? Why?
Part 3: Why do you think Leonidas wanted to pick his own soldiers one by one?
Essay Topic 2
Though Leonidas and his army die at the hands of the Persians, all does not seem to be lost.
Part 1: Why does Leonidas go into a battle he knows he will lose?
Part 2: Why doesn't Leonidas' army desert him and run away from the Persian army?
Part 3: Why is the defeat of Leonidas such an inspiring 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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