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

2. What is the name of the girl Polemides married?
(a) Eunice.
(b) Penelope.
(c) Aurore.
(d) Helena.

3. What is the narrator's Laconian name?
(a) Polemarch.
(b) Polaepitus.
(c) Polemidas.
(d) Polinicus.

4. Which beverage was brought to Polemides in his cell?
(a) Wine.
(b) Water.
(c) Mead.
(d) Hemlock.

5. A commotion from the ___ Court disrupted Polemides?
(a) Iron.
(b) Royal.
(c) High.
(d) Steel.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not on the list of people that follow the mandate that Heaven reigns?

2. The executioner also held which prominent position?

3. The narrator and his wife attended which cultural event?

4. Boldness is impatient. ____ is long-suffering.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

6. Discuss the scene in which Polemides attends the speech made by Alcibiades. What is the content of the speech?

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

8. Discuss Alcibiades' return to power in Athens.

9. Examine Alcibiades' weakness regarding women.

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

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