Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War Test | Final 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. Telamon lectured on which of the following?
(a) Future plans.
(b) Vices.
(c) Democracy.
(d) Surrender.

2. What type of mines were present around Maroneia?
(a) Coal.
(b) Silver.
(c) Diamond.
(d) Gold.

3. Which of the following was most feared by Alcibiades?
(a) Snakes.
(b) Poison.
(c) Treachery.
(d) Torture.

4. What is the name of Polemides' family farm?
(a) Stone Gap.
(b) Mountain Valley.
(c) Seaside Vista.
(d) Road's Turn.

5. How many years did the war last?
(a) 41.
(b) 30.
(c) 14.
(d) 27.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are Myron and Lado?

2. The tooth of which animal was used to secure a cloak?

3. Which word is used to describe the glass in Chapter 36?

4. What is a kleros?

5. What type of poison did Socrates drink?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Polemides is left behind? What dangerous step does Polemides take?

2. Discuss the scene between Jason and Polemides in the cell. What does Polemides show to Jason?

3. What is Endius' opinion of Alcibiades' leadership in comparison to the leadership of Lysander?

4. How does Alcibiades react to Lysander's answer? What happens during the next battle?

5. Discuss the reaction of the people upon Alcibiades' departure. What did the Athenians do to prevent corruption of power?

6. Polemides shows a completely different side when it comes to his family. Examine Polemides' familial ties.

7. Discuss Alcibiades' return to power in Athens.

8. Where is Alcibiades at this time? What are his plans? What is the reaction of Polemides?

9. Discuss the issues faced by Polemides n Chapter XXV. Where is Polemides' destination?

10. Discuss how Alcibiades' enemies try to get to him through his friends.

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