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. This section details the siege of which great city?

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

3. Approximately how many lawsuits were filed?

4. How long did it take the narrator to reach Lacedaemon?

5. Alcibiades was replaced by a group of _____.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss in detail Polemides' escape from jail. Who planned the escape? How did it happen? When did it take place? Who helped Polemides flee? Explain how Eunice and Nicolaus were involved in Polemides' case. How was Jason involved? Did Jason have any contact with Polemides after he fled Athens? How does Jason learn of Polemides' activities after the escape? Explain.

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

As the leaders of Athens and Sparta, Lysander and Alcibiades are often compared on many levels. Compare and contrast Lysander and Alcibiades on all levels at the beginning and end of the war.

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