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

Steven Pressfield
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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

The history between Athens and Sparta is long and volatile. Create a detailed time line of the political structures of Athens and Sparta. Include enemies, allies, leaders, goals, and achievements. Connect the interaction of the two city-states. Which ended up being the victor and/or the most powerful?

Essay Topic 2

The narration of the story mainly falls on Jason or his grandson. Why does Pressfield choose to have the grandson narrate instead of Jason? Why is Jason an important enough character to lead the story? Who else narrates? Does each person tell his own story? Who do you think is the best narrator? Why? Does the story benefit from having more than one narrator or is the switch confusing and/or unnecessary? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

The story of Socrates is a constant thread throughout the story as Jason's connection with the great philosopher is the way in which Jason meets Polemides. Explain the importance of including Socrates in the story. Write a biographical sketch on Socrates and tell why he was in prison. Include Socrates' philosophies and legacy.

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