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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How was Xenophon regarded as a military leader?
(a) He was not the best leader, but was able to lead effectively.
(b) He was not the best leader, and was unable to lead effectively.
(c) He was the worst leader in the military.
(d) He was the best leader in the military.

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

3. What was Thibron's position in the Spartan military?
(a) General.
(b) Field commander.
(c) Admiral.
(d) Infantry guard.

4. What audience is the book, "A History of My Times", trying to reach?
(a) A non-academic audience.
(b) The book was only written as a personal memoir.
(c) An academic audience.
(d) Every audience.

5. What promise did Mania make to her allies?
(a) To bring them together.
(b) To listen to them.
(c) To make all new laws.
(d) To remain loyal to them.

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

7. 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.

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

9. How did Xenophon begin his story?
(a) Slightly different from the way contemporary fiction writers begin.
(b) Similar to the way contemporary fiction writers begin.
(c) Similar to the way contemporary non-fiction writers begin.
(d) Slightly different from the way contemporary non-fiction writers begin.

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

11. How did the soldiers express agreement on the plot to raise money?
(a) Through several battles.
(b) Through a system.
(c) They did not agree on the plot.
(d) They followed the orders of their leader.

12. What were trophies often made out of?
(a) Silver.
(b) Gold.
(c) The enemy's shields.
(d) The enemy's spears.

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

14. Which well-known philosopher was Xenophon a contemporary of?
(a) Euphraeus.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Plato.
(d) Aristotle.

15. What aspect of fund raising does Xenophon choose to focus on in the second chapter?
(a) Stories and amounts.
(b) Stories, amounts, and solutions.
(c) Stories and solutions.
(d) Amounts and solutions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of allies did Mania have?

2. How many politically sanctioned killings were there in the story told in Book 2, Chapter 2?

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

4. Where was Alcibiades from?

5. How often does Xenophon describe the way money is raised?

(see the answer keys)

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