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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. In the Greek formation in #101, what must interlock in order to provide cover to the soldiers?

2. Who refused to abandon Ephialtes' mother, which also helped to save him?

3. The others in the army view Ephialtes' appearance with _________________ as he hulks over to see them.

4. What do the Persians fire at the Spartans in hopes of breaking them down?

5. Where were the forces of Daxos hiding from the Persian army?

Short Essay Questions

1. What formation does Leonidas command once he realizes the camels might prove problematic in battle?

2. What is the Persian Ambassador worried about when he approaches camp?

3. What is the hoplite phalanx formation that the Spartans use and what happens when it is used in battle?

4. Why wasn't Ephialtes left to die of exposure in the fields in Sparta like other deformed children?

5. What do the Spartans do with the Persian corpses from their battle in order to intimidate others, it seems?

6. What happens when the Persian Ambassador decides to lash Dilios?

7. What is shown in the graphics to represent the harsh training the soldiers undergo at camp?

8. What does the Persian Ambassador do, even after his significant injury?

9. What tale does Dilios tell as the Persian Ambassador visits the Spartan camp?

10. Describe the appearance of the Hot Gates where the Spartans are fighting.

Essay Topics

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 terrain itself in the story seems to be a character in and of itself. From the narrow ledges to the creative names, it too seems to have a place in the story.

Part 1: Which part of the terrain do you think was most important to the story? Why?

Part 2: What do the names of the lands seem to say about the land as a whole or about the battle taking place?

Part 3: If the land were to be more generic, how might this have affected the story as a whole?

Essay Topic 3

In order to be a great leader of an army, it seems you need to have a bit of arrogance as well as intelligence.

Part 1: In what ways does Leonidas' arrogance help him?

Part 2: In what ways does Leonidas' arrogance hurt him in battle?

Part 3: Does arrogance seem to be a positive or a negative quality for a leader? Why do you choose the answer you do?

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