Gates of Fire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Alexandros, Chapter 8 - 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Xeones' sparring partner?
(a) Xerxes is Xeones' sparring partner.
(b) Rooster is Xeones' sparring partner.
(c) Alexandros is Xeones' sparring partner.
(d) Polynikes is Xeones' sparring partner.

2. What is the name of the city-state where Xeones is from?
(a) Xeones is from in Sparta.
(b) Xeones is from in Athens.
(c) Xeones is from a country farm in Akarnania, not a city-state.
(d) Xeones is from in Astakos.

3. How does Xeones return to life from the grave?
(a) His spirit roams the battlefield until eventually settling back into his body.
(b) Apollo returns him to life.
(c) The Fate Clotho weaves his thread back into the pattern of life.
(d) He is given an elixir of immortality.

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

5. Who is Dienekes' squire?
(a) Xeones is his squire.
(b) Alexandros is his squire.
(c) Rooster is his squire.
(d) Suicide is his squire.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to the parents of Xeones?

2. By what other name is Sparta called?

3. What does Dienekes tell the Egyptian about freedom?

4. According to Xeones, each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one what?

5. Who is Suicide?

(see the answer key)

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