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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What occurred in the siege of Halicarnassus?



2. Why was Philip interested in the region of Mt. Pangaeus?



3. What kind of military leader was King Philip?



4. Where was Alexander the Great born?



5. How many years did Alexander study with Aristotle?



Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Philip initially molded his army into a formidable force.



2. Describe Alexander's childhood growing up, prior to studying with Aristotle.



3. Describe the final assault on Tyre. How was Alexander finally able to breach the city walls? And how did he handle the citizens therein?



4. What unique challenge did Alexander face at Jhelum River? How is Jhelum River regarded among the battles of Alexander?



5. What difficulties did Alexander encounter once he reached Oxus? What was the ultimate fate of Bessus?



6. What was Alexander's history with Satibarzanes?



7. After Massago, in what way did Alexander divide his army, and what orders did he give?



8. In what circumstances did Parmenio meet his end?



9. What contact did Alexander have with Miletus? How was this contact different than his handling of Thebes?



10. Describe Alexander's sack of Thebes. What negotiations occurred (and failed) prior to the city's destruction?



Essay Topics

Describe Alexander's Indian campaign. Include:

a) major battles;

b) major cities conquered;

c) challenges faced by Alexander and his army;

d) reasons for Alexander stopping a further march eastward; and

d) the overall result of the Indian campaign, especially as it relates to the success Alexander had in previous campaigns.

Describe the battle of Granicus River. Include:

a) the pretext to the battle;

b) the major combatants;

c) the geographical context;

d) the events of the battle itself, including strategy and tactics; and

e) the results of the battle.

What can Alexander's legacy be said to be? Discuss Hellenization and cite specific consequences of this process.

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