Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book IX - Tides of War (Chapters XLIII-XLVI).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The chronicle makes comparisons between Alcibiades and the great hero _______.
(a) Hercules.
(b) Achilles.
(c) Athena.
(d) Mercury.

2. Which of the following is not mentioned in the letter regarding the need for ships?
(a) Intelligence.
(b) Perseverance.
(c) Adaptability.
(d) Daring.

3. Jason tells the narrator that he is a ______ whelp.
(a) Greedy.
(b) Brave.
(c) Flightless.
(d) Poor.

4. Which word is used to refer to a small piece of gold?
(a) Ingot.
(b) Iota.
(c) Parcel.
(d) Lump.

5. Jason collects _______ belonging to Polemides to show to officials.
(a) Books.
(b) Photographs.
(c) Keepsakes.
(d) Journals.

Short Answer Questions

1. Antalcidas tells Lysander that he has taken ____ to new heights.

2. This loss also meant the loss of the driving force behind the _____ invasion.

3. Polemides gets into trouble when his ______ overcome his superiors' orders.

4. How many weeks does this occur before the launch?

5. The sailors of Athens were drawing ___ obols?

(see the answer key)

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