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

Short Answer Questions

1. During the uprising of 335 BC, on what condition did Alexander offer Thebes amnesty?

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

3. In what year was Alexander the Great born?

4. Which BEST characterizes the environment in which Alexander as a child was brought up?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who supported the Thebean uprising? What role did Darius of Persia have in the uprising?

2. For what reasons was Macedonia deeply in debt in 335 BC, prior to the Persian campaign?

3. Describe Alexander's time in Gordium, including the Gordian Knot and the omen Alexander believed he received from Zeus.

4. Describe the major events of the battle of Granicus River.

5. Describe the personal qualities of Alexander as a boy.

6. Describe the values given to Alexander by Aristotle.

7. What was the nature of the deal Alexander struck with Queen Ada in Allinda? Why was this a politically crafty strategy?

8. Describe King Philip's aggressions toward the Illyrians, the battle that ensued, and the strategy Philip innovated during the battle.

9. Describe the events that led to the battle of Chaeronaea.

10. What did Darius propose at Marathos after the battle of Issus? What was Alexander's response?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the battle of Gaugamela. 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.

Essay Topic 2

a) Describe who Antipater was, and what role he had in Alexander's empire.

b) What steps did Antipater take to consolidate power while Alexander was away? Who opposed Antipater in this process?

c) What were Antipater's own feelings about Alexander? What did Antipater believe about Alexander's divinity?

d) Describe the major events in which Antipater was involved after Alexander's death in the wars of succession.

Essay Topic 3

Describe the battle of Jhelum 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.

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