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 obstacle separates the two sides of the battleground?
(a) A creek bisects the field.
(b) A swift river runs through the center of the field.
(c) A palisade bisects the field.
(d) A low stone wall bisects the field.

2. What does Dienekes teach about fear?
(a) He teaches that the only thing to fear is fear itself.
(b) He teaches that fear is a very real, and dangerous thing.
(c) He teaches that fear is silly and unmanly.
(d) He teaches that fear defeats the enemies of Sparta.

3. What does Apollo tell Xeones about the spear in his vision?
(a) Apollo tells Xeones that the spear will be the salvation of Sparta.
(b) Apollo tells Xeones that he will be killed by with a spear.
(c) Apollo tells Xeones that the spear is a great weapon.
(d) Apollo tells Xeones that the spear is an inelegant weapon.

4. Why does Dienekes initially resist marrying Lady Arete?
(a) He does not love her.
(b) He feels that she was the death of his brother, and wants nothing to do with her.
(c) Despite his deep love for her, his ethics stand in the way.
(d) He is already married.

5. 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 spear.
(b) Each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one helot.
(c) Each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one Darning Needle.
(d) Each Spartan soldier goes into battle with at least one horse.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the Spartans count their dead?

2. What are the Spartan battle games designed for?

3. What is the reason for Xeones returning to life?

4. What is Xeones trying to steal when he is caught?

5. Who is Xerxes?

(see the answer key)

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