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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10, pgs. 412-437.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What battle is said to be Alexander's greatest strategic triumph?
(a) Tyre.
(b) Gaugamela.
(c) Pelium.
(d) Jhelum River.

2. Why was Philip interested in the region of Mt. Pangaeus?
(a) He wished to mine for gold and silver.
(b) He believed the legendary Fountain of Youth was located there.
(c) He wished to establish a military fort there.
(d) He wished to conquer the citizens there because of their disrespect.

3. Why did Alexander encourage his men to marry in Persia?
(a) Alexander thought Persian women were extraordinarily beautiful.
(b) Alexander believed that Zeus himself had given the order to him.
(c) Alexander believed this would help the men miss their families less.
(d) Alexander had a belief that sexual energy in his men was bad for combat.

4. What did Alexander do to initially confuse the Indian army at the Jhelum River?
(a) He let conflicting intelligence about his movements reach the Indian army leader.
(b) He showed only a portion of his army, and kept the majority of the army hidden from view.
(c) He made the Indian army leader believe the gods were against him.
(d) He paraded a group of elephants to show the Indian army leader he had an army of elephants.

5. What action did Alexander take in the Persian campaign in regards to the town of Lampsacus?
(a) He took money from the town in order to leave it alone.
(b) He razed the town to the ground.
(c) He sold all of the town's men into slavery.
(d) He hired many mercenaries from the town.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the summer of 939, with what threat did Philip have to contend?

2. About how long did Alexander wage war overall?

3. Who did Alexander send to Sousa after leaving Gaugamela?

4. What acted as a restraint on the power wielded by the King of Macedon?

5. In response to learning that Philip supported the Persians, what did the Greeks do?

(see the answer key)

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