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

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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. When King Philip met the Illyrians in battle, how many Illyrians did he kill, approximately?

2. Who was the mother of Alexander?

3. Who financed the Thebes uprising of 335 BC?

4. Which city refused to help Tyre in Alexander's siege?

5. Where did Alexander begin his studies with Aristotle?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Alexander's actions with the town of Lampsacus relate to his larger strategy in the Persian campaign?

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

3. Why did Alexander decide to wage war against Persia? And what steps did Alexander take to raise his army?

4. Describe the major events of the Siege of Halicarnassus.

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

6. Describe the geography of Macedonia.

7. What was the last mission on which Philip sent Alexander?

8. Describe the values given to Alexander by Aristotle.

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

10. Why did Alexander send Parmenio to Damascus shortly after Alexander met Darius at Marathos? What did Parmenio succeed in procuring?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the actions that Alexander took when Philip was murdered and Alexander became king, up until the Thebean uprising. With what political realities did he have to deal? How did different city states react? What were Alexander's motivations?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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

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