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. What happens to the parents of Xeones?
(a) They escape with him.
(b) They also escape, but are separated and spend years searching for him.
(c) They are captured and sold into slavery.
(d) They are killed trying to defend their home.

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

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

4. Why is Xerxes warned about the story of the Spartans?
(a) It is false.
(b) It is long and boring.
(c) It is difficult to understand.
(d) It contains much foul language.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is oktonyktia?

2. What are the Spartan battle games designed for?

3. What does agoge boua mean?

4. Where does the Spartan king march and fight, relative to the rest of his army?

5. How are Spartan boys punished?

(see the answer key)

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