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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The overlapping shields of the Spartan soldiers create a solid wall of ___________.

2. Who is assigned as a picket for the night after the Spartans won two decisive victories over the Persians?

3. The narrow trail is near a cliff which falls to the ___________ below.

4. What does Ephialtes reveal to Leonidas as a way to circumvent the Hot Gates?

5. What is the first formation the Greeks fall into when the Persians eventually attack?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The bravery of the Spartans is seen from the very beginning of the battle with the Persians.

Part 1: How do you think the bronze armor helped the bravery of the Spartans?

Part 2: Do you think that all of Leonidas' army is as brave as he thinks they are? Why or why not?

Part 3: What might make a soldier true to his army? What makes a soldier brave enough to fight?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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