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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what division of the military did Xenophon serve?
(a) Neither the infantry nor the cavalry.
(b) The infantry.
(c) The infantry and the cavalry.
(d) The cavalry.

2. How did the politician first approach the reeds dilemma in the story?
(a) He avoided confronting anyone.
(b) He only confronted the military leaders.
(c) He confronted both the soldiers and military leaders.
(d) He only confronted the soldiers.

3. What event did Mania join her mercenaries for?
(a) Battering down an enemy's walls.
(b) Appointing a new commander.
(c) Giving out trophies after a victory.
(d) Planning strategies for the next attack.

4. Where were sailors able to live fairly well?
(a) Thasos.
(b) Imbros.
(c) Chios.
(d) Lemnus.

5. What event has Xenophon's works helped to clarify?
(a) Socrates' death.
(b) The Trojan War.
(c) The Fall of the Roman Republic.
(d) The Rise of the Roman Empire.

6. What is the fewest amount of ships involved in the water and shoreline battles of Chapter 1?
(a) Twenty five to thirty five.
(b) Ten to twenty.
(c) Five to ten.
(d) Twenty to twenty five.

7. When were trophies made in ancient Greece?
(a) Both before and after the battles.
(b) After the battles, when the winning army returned to their city.
(c) Before the battles.
(d) As needed, on the battlefields.

8. What was the purpose of the trophies that were made?
(a) Neither to observe certain victories nor to provide an incentive for armies.
(b) To provide an incentive for armies.
(c) To observe certain victories and provide an incentive for armies.
(d) To observe certain victories.

9. What happened to the money that the sailors were promised?
(a) They did not receive it.
(b) They only received half of it.
(c) They only received a small portion of it.
(d) They received most of it, but not all of it.

10. Where did the politician give a speech in the story about the reeds?
(a) At every ship.
(b) At only one ship.
(c) At only two ships.
(d) At every other ship.

11. Which biographer included Xenophon in his works?
(a) Hermippus of Smyrna.
(b) Plutarch.
(c) Demetrius of Magnesia.
(d) Laertius.

12. What was the reason for Thibron's exile?
(a) He allowed his friends to escape.
(b) He allowed his friends' town to be plundered.
(c) He disobeyed direct orders.
(d) He was caught helping the enemy.

13. What are the main events of the first chapter focused on?
(a) Military language.
(b) Military uniforms.
(c) Military procedures.
(d) Military battles.

14. How is the bottom of the ranks characterized in the book?
(a) Light infantry.
(b) Heavy cavalry.
(c) Light cavalry.
(d) Heavy infantry.

15. How does Betty Radice suggest to readers that Xenophon's work should be read?
(a) As both a memoir and straight history.
(b) As neither a memoir nor straight history.
(c) As straight history instead of a memoir.
(d) As a memoir instead of straight history.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which political leadership worked on the efforts to befriend the Spartans?

2. How was Xenophon regarded as a military leader?

3. What were some of the complaints about the men that Xenophon led in the military?

4. What is the major issue of the second chapter?

5. What type of allies did Mania have?

(see the answer keys)

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