Tides of War: A Novel of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian War Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many were in the group?

2. How many years did the war last?

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

4. What is the name of the place where Endius' horses were kept?

5. Which of the following was absent during the celebration of Victoria's manhood?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Lysander and Alcibiades were sworn enemies, yet they respected each other's skills and leadership abilities and strategies. Why? What was Lysander's opinion of Alcibiades? What was Alcibiades' opinion of Lysander? Were the opinions and perceptions accurate? On what were the opinions and perceptions based? Explain. At the beginning of the war what were the military positions of Athens and Sparta? Who had the upper hand? Did the men ever confront each other directly while in battle? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

Polemides manages to be reassigned to the north where he meets up with Alcibiades once again. Describe in detail the scene found by Polemides. Discuss what Polemides sees when he finds Alcibiades. What has happened to Alcibiades? Why is he in such dire straits? What has caused Alcibiades injury? What are Alcibiades' plans? How does Alcibiades die?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Alcibiades' defection to Sparta. What was Alcibiades' role in Sparta? Discuss Alcibiades' relationship with Lysander and other Spartan leaders. What achievements did Alcibiades gain while in Sparta? What was Alcibiades' contribution to the city-state? How was Alcibiades able to gain respect from the Spartans? Did Lysander's opinion of Alcibiades change during his tenure? What were Lysander's behind the scenes plans?

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