Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. At the battle of the Chenab citadel, what rumor gained popularity?

2. What was the ratio of Persians to Macedonians at Gaugamela?

3. Alexander believed which god was his true father?

4. Who was the leader of Gaza when Alexander arrived at the city?

5. Persepolis was the burial place of whom?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast the upbringing Alexander experienced prior to studying with Aristotle, with the experience Alexander had with his years of study with Aristotle. How was Alexander's life different in each setting? What values did Alexander absorb in each setting?

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 Alexander's time in Egypt in 331. Include:

a) major battles;

b) major cities conquered;

c) Alexander's involvement with Alexandria; and

d) the overall result of the Egyptian campaign.

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