Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9, pgs. 379-412.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After Tyre, all coastal cities fell to Alexander with the exception of which city?
(a) Pella.
(b) Sidon.
(c) Gaza.
(d) Memphis.

2. How long did Gaza hold out against Alexander's pressure?
(a) Two months.
(b) Three days.
(c) It immediately surrendered.
(d) One year.

3. Who financed the Thebes uprising of 335 BC?
(a) Olympias.
(b) Amnytas.
(c) Parmenio.
(d) Demosthenes.

4. Alexander believed which god was his true father?
(a) Apollo.
(b) Hades.
(c) Poseidon.
(d) Zeus.

5. In 331 BC, how did Alexander learn about Darius' plan to attack him at the Tigris River?
(a) Alexander's own scouts reported Darius' troop movements.
(b) He claimed to have a visit from his father, Zeus.
(c) Captured Persian scouts confessed as much.
(d) Darius' consort betrayed his plans to Alexander.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long did Alexander spend in Egypt in total?

2. Who led the Indian army that opposed Alexander in India?

3. During the uprising of 335 BC, on what condition did Thebes offer its surrender?

4. What was Alexander's extent of knowledge of Indian geography, upon entering India?

5. In which Egyptian city was Alexander proclaimed Pharaoh of Egypt?

(see the answer key)

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