Gates of Fire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 5: Polynikes, Chapter 20 - 23.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Xeones list off as some of the members of the tent raiding party?
(a) He lists Alexandros, Dienekes, Orontes, and himself.
(b) He lists Alexandros, Orontes, Ephesus, and himself.
(c) He lists Alexandros, Polynikes, Rooster, and himself.
(d) He lists Alexandros, Polynikes, Dienekes, and himself.

2. If the krypteia have their way, how is Rooster to be punished for rejecting the offer?
(a) He and his family are to be put to death.
(b) He is to be allowed to go free.
(c) He is to be stripped of all rank and weapons and thrown out of the army.
(d) He is to be sold into slavery.

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

4. Who were the first soldiers to arrive at Thermopylae?
(a) The Spartan heavy infantry were first to arrive.
(b) The Spartan Rangers were first to arrive.
(c) The Thespians were the first to arrive.
(d) The Persians were the first to arrive.

5. What is the preferred weapon of Suicide?
(a) He prefers to use a longbow.
(b) He prefers to use his two short swords.
(c) He prefers to use his short javelins, called Darning Needles.
(d) He prefers to use his spear, the Eight-footer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is exoterike harmoniea?

2. What kind of story does Xerxes want to hear in chapter one?

3. What do the Athenians call the high part of the city?

4. What oath does Arete swear to Xeones?

5. How many sons has Arete born Dienekes?

(see the answer key)

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