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 travel to after the flash flood?

2. Where does Alexander order his fleet before visiting the tomb of Cyrus?

3. What is the result of the alternate route that Alexander takes to the Indian Ocean?

4. After monsoon season, what happens between the Macedonians and the natives they encounter?

5. How does Alexander assure his men that he is still alive after being injured by the Mallians?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Alexander tackle the Rock of Chorienes?

3. How does Alexander respond to Coenus' speech?

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

5. What costly mistake does Alexander make at Gedrosia?

6. How does Alexander cross the Indus River?

7. How is Alexander injured while fighting the Mallians?

8. After being seriously injured in a battle, what does Alexander do to ensure his troops that he is still alive?

9. How do Alexander and the Macedonians begin their trip to the Indian Ocean, and what impression do they make on the Indians?

10. Who is Cleitus and how does he die?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain the circumstances surrounding the controversial assassination of Philip of Macedon. Include the varying theories of who is responsible for the assassination and the implications of Philips' death for Macedon in general.

Essay Topic 2

The beginning of Alexander's Asian campaign features two mysteries and a celebration. 1) Describe the legend of the Gordian knot and how Alexander deals with it.

2) Explain the warning that Alexander receives about his physician, Alexander's response to it, and what his actions display.

3) Describe in detail the celebrations that become customary for Alexander's campaigns, beginning with the one at Soli.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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