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. 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.

2. How did Darius respond to Alexander's successful siege of Tyre?
(a) He relinquished the throne and fled.
(b) He tried to recapture the city.
(c) He captured the neighboring city of Sidon.
(d) He proposed another peace settlement.

3. What made Tyre difficult to capture?
(a) Its citizens were violent religious zealots.
(b) Its army was exceedingly well trained.
(c) It received funding for warships from Demosthenes.
(d) It was located on an island, and had walls on the shores.

4. Why was Darius murdered?
(a) Darius was murdered by the citizens of Persepolis as revenge for the city's sacking.
(b) Darius was murdered so that Alexander could not capture him and have an orderly succession.
(c) Darius was murdered in a ransom gone wrong.
(d) Darius was murdered in a fit of blind rage.

5. Which BEST characterizes the environment in which Alexander as a child was brought up?
(a) A quiet life involving religious contemplation.
(b) A peasant life of hard work in the fields.
(c) A male-dominated world of feasts and professional soldiers.
(d) A female-dominated world of waiting women and artists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the Macedonian infantry known as?

2. While sieging Tyre, Alexander traveled to which city for reinforcements and his warships?

3. What was different between the way Alexander handled Miletus versus Thebes?

4. What military strategy did Philip innovate in his battle with the Illyrians?

5. In what financial state did Philip leave Macedonia when he died?

(see the answer key)

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