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. What do the Spartans call their science of fear discipline?
(a) They call it the void.
(b) They call it phobology.
(c) They call it aphobia.
(d) They call it phobologiea.

2. What is the reason that Xerxes comes to Greece?
(a) He comes to avenge the death of his father.
(b) He comes to have the Greek submit to him, and to have them offer him earth and water.
(c) He comes to plunder the riches of Greece.
(d) He comes to conquer the land for natural resources.

3. What does the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi tell the Athenians?
(a) Fly to the corners of the earth.
(b) The wooden wall alone shall not fail you.
(c) The enemy will overrun and destroy you.
(d) Only with the Spartans may you defeat the enemy.

4. What is the last thing that Xerxes says to Xeones as Chapter 19 closes?
(a) "No one could have breached my tent and survived it, therefore you are lying. I suggest that you be totally honest with me in the future, Greek."
(b) "You are either the bravest warrior or the biggest fool to ever walk the earth"
(c) "Please, my friend, continue your tale. Tell it as you wish, in whatever manner the god instructs you."
(d) "Why would you tell me such a thing, that I may know of your offense and kill you outright?"

5. By what warrior code are young Spartans raised?
(a) They are raised according to Bushido.
(b) They are raised according to the Lykurgan warrior code.
(c) They are raised according to the code of Chivalry.
(d) They are raised according to the code of Hammurabi.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the original total number of troops that would leave for Thermopylae?

2. Who is Suicide?

3. Why does Leonidas keep the three hundred from getting new cloaks?

4. How does Rooster feel about Alexandros smuggling special salve for Xeones?

5. What does Leonidas say is the tell-all when battle comes?

(see the answer key)

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