Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great.

1. What great civilization did Alexander the Great come from?
a. Romans
b. Egyptians
c. Greeks
d. Chinese
e. Assyrians

2. What was Alexander the Great most known for?
a. Being a great poet and playwright
b. Being a military genius and commander
c. Being a mathematician and scientist
d. Being an excellent musician and singer
e. Being a philosopher and thinker

3. Which of the following lands did Alexander NOT conquer?
a. Persia
b. Egypt
c. Syria
d. India
e. Babylonia

4. True or False: Alexander the Great died of old age after being king of Greece for nearly 60 years.

5. Which of the following statements best describes Alexander`s childhood?
a. He was born poor and had to fight to survive
b. He was born to middle class parents and came into power through the army
c. He had a rough childhood with little education
d. He was a sickly child and stayed home in bed most of the time
e. His father was the King of Greece and he was tutored by the best minds in Greece

6. Who was Bucephalus to Alexander?
a. His horse which he had since he was a kid
b. His best friend and one of his top generals
c. His teacher of the arts, math, and science
d. His military tutor who taught him how to be a great general
e. A general who he later made Pharaoh of Egypt

7. What happened to the Greek Empire after Alexander died?
a. It quickly fell into the hands of the Romans
b. It was divided up between his top generals
c. The Egyptians gained power and took it over
d. It was passed on to his son, Alexander II
e. His mother the queen took over

8. Why did Alexander turn back and not conquer India?
a. He was tired of fighting
b. He was afraid that he would lose a war with India
c. He decided to conquer Africa instead
d. His soldiers were homesick and wanted to return home
e. He was worried that the Romans would conquer Greece

9. What famous philosopher was Alexander`s teacher as a child?
a. Plato
b. Socrates
c. Aristotle
d. Zeno
e. Plutarch

10. How old was Alexander the Great when he died?
a. 22
b. 32
c. 45
d. 55
e. 78

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