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

Telamon was a well known mercenary who was paired with Polemides. Although both men were paid assassins, Telamon viewed his job differently then Polemides. Compare and contrast Telamon and Polemides.

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

Endius stated that Lysander would win the war against Alcibiades. Although both men were highly skilled, Endius believed that Lysander would prevail due to his cruelty and single minded focus. Explain what Endius meant by this statement. Why was Lysander considered to be cruel? Was Alcibiades cruel? Give at least three examples in which Lysander exhibited extreme cruelty during his tenure as a Spartan general.

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