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

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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. When Alexander separated his troops after Massago, where did he send the troops he would not be leading?
(a) To Arabia.
(b) Back to Macedonia.
(c) North to Russia.
(d) Through the Khyber Pass.

2. 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 sold all of the town's men into slavery.
(c) He hired many mercenaries from the town.
(d) He razed the town to the ground.

3. How did the Persian empire prepare for a planned invasion of the Greek mainland around 334 BC?
(a) Darius married Ada to force a political/military alliance.
(b) Darius fired Memnon in order to personally lead the troops.
(c) Memnon began capturing islands off the coast.
(d) Memnon captured Athens to use as a base of operations.

4. What was the attitude of Alexander's army after the battle of Gaugamela?
(a) Many wanted to return to Macedonia.
(b) Many were completely willing to travel into the Indian subcontinent.
(c) The army wished to strike for more pay.
(d) Alexander had to kill dozens of mutinous soldiers.

5. What political deal did Alexander strike with queen Ada in Allinda?
(a) He exiled her, rather than executing her outright.
(b) He supported her in regaining her position in exchange for her naming him as her successor.
(c) He agreed to marry her, so that he might become the leader of Allinda.
(d) He agreed to keep all of her city officials in place, in exchange for her naming him as her successor.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Alexander begin his war against the Persians?

2. To what land did Alexander plan travel to after India?

3. Mieza was known for what export?

4. What is the name of the sea east of the Greek mainland?

5. Which of the following statements is true of Alexander as a boy?

(see the answer key)

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