The Landmark Thucydides 8.1 To 8.109

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The Landmark Thucydides Quizzes & Trivia

A 8-question quiz on The History of the Peloponnesian War, based on The Landmark Thucydides and covering the nineteenth through twenty-first years of the war.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What was the Athenian reaction to the total defeat in Sicily?
    • A. 

      They were shocked and resigned to defeat.

    • B. 

      They were shocked and feared defeat, but were determined to resist to the end.

    • C. 

      They were shocked, but not unduly alarmed because of their wealth and naval superiority.

    • D. 

      They surrendered to Syracuse.

  • 2. 
    What blunder caused the planned revolt at Chios to get off to a bad start?
    • A. 

      A Corinthian festival delayed the departure of the Peloponnesian fleet.

    • B. 

      The Spartans chose to send their fleet to the Hellespont first.

    • C. 

      Alcibiades was allowed to command the fleet and he leaked word to Athens.

    • D. 

      It wasn't possible to haul the warships over land across the Isthmus.

  • 3. 
    What did Thucydides apparently consider to be unusual about the battle of Miletus?
    • A. 

      The Spartans won a naval battle.

    • B. 

      The Athenians won a land battle.

    • C. 

      The Ionians on both sides defeated the Dorians on the other.

    • D. 

      The casualties were particularly high.

  • 4. 
    What treacherous advice did Alcibiades give to Tissaphernes, the Persian official?
    • A. 

      He advised him to switch sides and support Athens.

    • B. 

      He advised him to cut the pay of the Spartan sailors.

    • C. 

      He advised him to pull his forces back at an inopportune time.

    • D. 

      He advised him to lay siege to Chios.