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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. There were ____ Odrysian brothers?
(a) Six.
(b) Three.
(c) Eight.
(d) Five.

2. Which of the following is not on the list of people that follow the mandate that Heaven reigns?
(a) Dorians.
(b) Peloponnesians.
(c) Spartans.
(d) Athenians.

3. Which term is used to describe the Spartans' navigator?
(a) Crowsnester.
(b) Seawatcher.
(c) Portisman.
(d) Navarch.

4. How old was the man that referred to Alcibiades as a treasonous villain?
(a) 60.
(b) 80.
(c) 70.
(d) 50.

5. This section details the siege of which great city?
(a) Alexandria.
(b) Byzantium.
(c) Babylon.
(d) Sparta.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Alcibiades actions caused him to become a(n) _____.

3. Telamon arrived at Road's Turn bearing wine and which grain?

4. What is the name of the girl Polemides married?

5. Which of the following was not on the list of things Telamon most abhorred?

Short Essay Questions

1. Examine Alcibiades' weakness regarding women.

2. What is the reaction of the people when they hear Alcibiades' speech? What are the thoughts of Lysander and the elders?

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

4. Discuss the offers of escape for Socrates and Polemides.

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

6. What happens after the Athenians execute their generals? What is the reaction of Sparta?

7. How does Persia's support of Sparta cause problems with Athens?

8. What happens when Alcibiades returns to Athens?

9. Describe the situation between Alcibiades, Polemides, and Lysander. What does Lysander say about Alcibiades future?

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

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