Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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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. Which charge worried Alcibiades the most?
(a) Profanity.
(b) Treason.
(c) Impiety,
(d) Heresy.

2. What is the name of the assassin that approaches Polemides?
(a) Telamon.
(b) Evenrude.
(c) Barrabas.
(d) Kilgor.

3. What uprising occurs in the city before the ships launch?
(a) Murder.
(b) Looting.
(c) Rioting.
(d) Vandalism.

4. How old was the man when he died?
(a) 101.
(b) 91.
(c) 92.
(d) 88.

5. Which one of Polemides' family members also engaged in this vocation?
(a) Brother.
(b) Sister.
(c) Son.
(d) Father.

Short Answer Questions

1. Rumors began to circulate about the invasion of:

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

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

4. Polemides discusses his new vocation as a _____.

5. In Chapter X!, Polemides details the events in the battle of which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the Athenians after they are defeated on Epipolae?

2. What is the setting and time period used in "Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War" by Steven Pressfield?

3. Discuss the Olympic Games as they relate to Alcibiades and the story.

4. How did the Plague affect Polemides on a personal level?

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

6. How is Alcibiades double crossed? What does he do to fight back?

7. Who is Jason? How is he introduced? Why is Jason important to the story?

8. Discuss the reason Alcibiades was called to court. What is the response of the public?

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

10. Describe Polemides' claim to fame and the reason he was imprisoned.

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