Gates of Fire Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 6: Dienekes, Chapter 24 - 29.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is panoplia?
(a) It is the armor and shield that each soldier must carry.
(b) It is an eight night training exercise.
(c) It is the final right of passage from boyhood to adult status.
(d) It is the lake near Sparta.

2. What is oktonyktia?
(a) It is the lake near Sparta.
(b) It is an eight-night training exercise.
(c) It is the final right of passage from boyhood to adult status.
(d) It is the armor and shield that each soldier must carry.

3. What two groups fight the first encounter?
(a) The Thespians fight the Medes.
(b) The Spartans fight the Egyptians.
(c) The Thespians fight the Armenians.
(d) The Spartans fight the Persians.

4. What is the purpose of an all-sire unit?
(a) While they are away on campaign, their sons can take care of the home.
(b) When they die, they will have living male heirs to carry on their names.
(c) When they die, their sons can then be conscripted.
(d) An ancient belief forbids Spartans from sending men into battle who have not yet fathered a son.

5. How do the Persian forces surround the Greeks?
(a) They go around the mountain.
(b) They sneak around the Greeks during the night.
(c) They sail around and march up from behind.
(d) They are told of a moutain pass by a Greek traitor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the Spartan battle games designed for?

2. What is Hermion's nickname?

3. For what valor in battle is Rooster offered new status as mothax?

4. What does Rooster suggest to Xeones and Alexandros?

5. How does Rooster originally feel about Alexandros?

(see the answer key)

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