Gates of Fire Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 7: Leonidas, Chapter 30 - 34.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 9, who dies on the final night of the training exercise?
(a) Alexandros dies on the final night.
(b) Dekton dies on the final night.
(c) Hermion dies on the final night.
(d) Rooster dies on the final night.

2. According to Xeones, each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one what?
(a) Each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one Darning Needle.
(b) Each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one helot.
(c) Each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one spear.
(d) Each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one horse.

3. By what other name is Sparta called?
(a) Sparta is also called The Hot Gates.
(b) Sparta is also called Mount Oracle.
(c) Sparta is also called Thermopylae.
(d) Sparta is also called Lakedaemon.

4. What does the merchant's sign say?
(a) It says "The best service only for you, my foreskin."
(b) It says "The best service in all the land."
(c) It says "The best service only for you, my friend."
(d) It says "The best service in all of Greece."

5. What does Xeones become in the Spartan army?
(a) He becomes an archer.
(b) He becomes a spearman.
(c) He becomes a swordsman.
(d) He becomes a general.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the Antirhion army primarily composed of?

2. Where do Xeones and Alexandros catch up to the Spartan army?

3. What do the Spartans call their science of fear discipline?

4. After their return to Sparta, how does Alexandros tell Polynikes the battle made him feel?

5. Who do the Spartans encounter on their way out of the Persian camp?

(see the answer key)

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