Gates of Fire Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 6: Dienekes, Chapter 24 - 29.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where do Xeones and Diomache separate?
(a) They separate just before reaching Sparta.
(b) They separate at The Crossroads.
(c) They separate when they reach Athens.
(d) They separate at a fork in the road called Three Corners.

2. Who stands to defend Athens during the Persian attack?
(a) Athens is defended by the full Athenian legions.
(b) Athens is defended by a small band of fanatics only.
(c) Athens is defended by the Spartans.
(d) Athens is completely abandoned.

3. What is the last thing that Xerxes says to Xeones as Chapter 19 closes?
(a) "Please, my friend, continue your tale. Tell it as you wish, in whatever manner the god instructs you."
(b) "Why would you tell me such a thing, that I may know of your offense and kill you outright?"
(c) "You are either the bravest warrior or the biggest fool to ever walk the earth"
(d) "No one could have breached my tent and survived it, therefore you are lying. I suggest that you be totally honest with me in the future, Greek."

4. What is exoterike harmoniea?
(a) Exoterike harmoniea is a state of union with one's fellows.
(b) Exoterike harmoniea is a composition dedicated to the gods.
(c) Exoterike harmoniea is the musical harmony of a multistringed instrument.
(d) Exoterike harmoniea is a state of self composure attained through the control of fear.

5. How many sons has Arete born Dienekes?
(a) They have had only daughters.
(b) They have had many sons.
(c) They have had three sons.
(d) They have had one son.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comes for Rooster after he turns down the offer of mothax?

2. What is Olympieus doing when he is killed by an arrow?

3. What does Leonidas do after the Antirhion king surrenders?

4. What oath does Alexandros swear the night of Rooster's trial?

5. What question does Dienekes tell Alexandros has haunted him his whole life?

(see the answer key)

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