The Campaigns of Alexander Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Alexander lead his troops during monsoon season?

2. When does Alexander give Porus his kingdom back?

3. As part of his strategy, what does Alexander want Porus to do on the river?

4. What causes Alexander to kill Cleitus?

5. Where does Alexander travel to after the flash flood?

Short Essay Questions

1. What points does Coenus make in favor of stopping the campaign and returning home?

2. Who is Cleitus and how does he die?

3. What happens at the Rock of Aornos?

4. What happens to the crew at the Acesines River junction?

5. How does Alexander respond to Coenus' speech?

6. What idea causes Callisthenes to challenge Alexander?

7. How do the Macedonians cross the Hydaspes River and what new threat do they face there?

8. How does Porus accept the defeat and why does Alexander give him his kingdom back?

9. What omen does Alexander ignore before facing the Scythians and what is the result of their battle?

10. What takes place when Alexander encounters Porus' son?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain both offers that Darius makes to Alexander in his attempts to regain his royal family. Also, include Alexander's responses to the offers, his treatment of the royal family, and explain why he continues to pursue Darius after he has been defeated.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the deaths of two Macedonians as they are murdered by Alexander, detailing his and their actions and words leading up to and following each event.

Essay Topic 3

The taking of Thebes is a significant part of Alexander's campaigns for many reasons.

1) Explain Alexander's original plan for battling the Thebans and why he decides to attack them.

2) Describe the mistake made at Thebes that leads to the town's defeat.

3) Analyze the controversial actions of Alexander after the Macedonians take control of Thebes, including the response from Greece.

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