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

Discuss Alcibiades' vices. In Alcibiades' youth, his vices got him into a great deal of trouble and hindered his military career. As Alcibiades matured, his addiction to certain vices seemed to wane. As Alcibiades resided in exile, the love of vice seemed to return. This put Alcibiades in the worst possible situation with certain enemies. Discuss in detail Alcibiades' vices and how they landed him in hot water. How did Alcibiades deal with the repercussions? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Alcibiades left Athens under duress and fled to Sparta. Why did Alcibiades leave Athens? What prompted Alcibiades to go to Sparta? What kind of reception did Alcibiades receive upon his arrival? Did Alcibiades go directly to Lysander? What was Lysander's reaction to the news that Alcibiades had arrived? What was Alcibiades' purpose in going to Sparta? Was Alcibiades at all fearful of potential repercussions? Was Alcibiades ever detained or persecuted by Lysander in any way? Explain.

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