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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. What does the Persian ambassador continue to deliver, even as he is hurt badly?

3. Where are the Spartan defensive tactics centering on at the start of this chapter?

4. What happens when the Persian visitor first enters the camp of the Greeks?

5. The iron clad ____________ of the Spartan army ensures no man will falter or flee.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Leonidas see as a major flaw in King Xerxes?

4. Where do the Spartan defensive tactics center (location-wise) in the beginning of this chapter?

5. What does Ephialtes hope to gain from fighting with the Spartan army as one of the soldiers?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some of the people in the Persian army are driven ahead, only by the lashes of a whip.

Part 1: Do you think pain or fear of pain is a good enough reason to fight well for an army?

Part 2: What are some other ways that the soldiers in the Persian army could have been motivated?

Part 3: Why do you think the soldiers lashed the soldiers during the battle?

Essay Topic 2

The physical training Leonidas asks of his soldiers is intense, but necessary in order to fight well on the battlefield.

Part 1: Why do you think Leonidas values this intense training?

Part 2: Why haven't the soldiers been put into this intense training until just before the battle?

Part 3: If the soldiers Leonidas picked were already professional soldiers, why do they need more training?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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