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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Polemides is asked to kill _____.
(a) Alcibiades.
(b) His child.
(c) Pericles.
(d) The sick.

2. The group of retreating marines sailed on a ship that had the name of which famous Greek figure?
(a) Pandora.
(b) Hera.
(c) Athena.
(d) Poseidon.

3. Who returns to the city after a fall?
(a) Pericles.
(b) Polemides.
(c) Aristophanes.
(d) Aristotle.

4. Who wants to have Alcibiades killed?
(a) Pericles.
(b) Jason.
(c) Polemides.
(d) Lysander.

5. What is the name of Jason's grandfather?
(a) Abydos.
(b) Alexicles.
(c) Axiochus.
(d) Alcibiade.

Short Answer Questions

1. At this point, ____ was at the height of her power.

2. Lion discusses the "Iliad," which recounts the tale of which of the following?

3. What was the name of the man's sister?

4. What is the term used to describe the fleet of ships?

5. The grandfather refers to _____ as being the noblest of men.

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss the interchange between Jason and Bruise.

2. How did Polemides come to work side by side with Alcibiades?

3. Who was Eunice? How was she attached to Polemides?

4. Discuss the state of Athens at this point in the story. Who tells the story?

5. What was the first step in Polemides becoming an assassin?

6. How did Polemides become a mercenary?

7. Who was Telamon? What was his relationship to Polemides?

8. What does Polemides say when he tries to explain Alcibiades' appeal?

9. Who is the main character in the story? What happens to him?

10. Who objects to the Sicilian campaign? What authority does this person have? What actions are taken?

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