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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. Leonidas declines the offer from Persia, realizing his last stand efforts will make him eternally ____________.
2. A Persian ____________ travels toward the Greek camp in order to speak with Leonidas
3. Who takes the foremost point of the triangle in the new formation the Spartans take against the Persians?
4. Who does the Persian visitor see butchered and impaled as he enters the camp?
5. Who does the Persian ambassador attempt to lash as he becomes more and more frustrated?
Short Essay Questions
1. What kinds of armor and weaponry do the Persians have during battle?
2. After the initial assault of the Persians is defeated, what do the Persians do next to the Spartans?
3. What tale does Dilios tell as the Persian Ambassador visits the Spartan camp?
4. What is shown in the graphics to represent the harsh training the soldiers undergo at camp?
5. What is the advantage of fighting at the Hot Gates for the Spartans or for any army that uses this location?
6. What does King Xerxes offer to Leonidas when he comes into the camp the evening after battle?
7. What does Leonidas see as a major flaw in King Xerxes?
8. What does the Persian Ambassador do, even after his significant injury?
9. Why doesn't Leonidas accept Ephialtes as a soldier in the Spartan army when he asks to be a part of the march?
10. What formation does Leonidas command once he realizes the camels might prove problematic in battle?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Dilios likes to tells stories in this book, helping to inspire the soldiers and to teach them about their own powers, it seems.
Part 1: Why is the character of Dilios important to the story? What does he provide?
Part 2: If the character of Dilios were not included in this story, what might be different in the story?
Part 3: Who might be seen as a modern day Dilios character in the world or in another book? Why did you choose this person?
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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