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

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 2

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 3

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?

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