Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography Test | 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. How many people did Alexander massacre at Massago?

2. What happened to Harpalus when Alexander initially purged his satraps?

3. What did Alexander do to initially confuse the Indian army at the Jhelum River?

4. What strategy did Alexander use to defeat the Indian army?

5. How did Bessus die?

Essay 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 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.

Essay Topic 3

a) Describe the manner in which Darius died.

b) How did Darius' death impact Alexander's political as well as military strategies? What challenges did the death present?

c) How did Alexander react to Darius' death, and how did he change his strategy to suit the moment?

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