Gates of Fire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 2: Alexandros, Chapter 10 - 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Xeones trying to steal when he is caught?
(a) He is trying to steal a horse.
(b) He is trying to steal some cabbage.
(c) He is trying to steal a chicken.
(d) He is trying to steal a goose.

2. Where do Xeones and Alexandros catch up to the Spartan army?
(a) They catch up to them at Rhion.
(b) They catch up to them at the hot gate.
(c) They catch up to them at Antirhion.
(d) They catch up to them at Thermopylae.

3. Thermopylae is described as what?
(a) Thermopylae is described as a holy place, dedicated to the worship of the gods.
(b) Thermopylae is described as a place where travelers go to use the hot mineral baths.
(c) Thermopylae is described as a small fishing village where the Persians land their invasion force.
(d) Thermopylae is described as an ancient battle ground where many battles have taken place over the centuries.

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

5. How old is Xeones when he flees the destruction of his home?
(a) He is twelve.
(b) He is in his middle teens.
(c) He is eighteen.
(d) He is nine.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Dienekes initially resist marrying Lady Arete?

2. Alexandros wants to go to battle with the older Spartans. Who tries to stop him?

3. What do the Spartans do when they reach the field of battle?

4. Who were the first soldiers to arrive at Thermopylae?

5. Who does Diomache take with her?

(see the answer key)

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