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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Mania become the satrap?
(a) Her husband died.
(b) She had already ruled another city.
(c) She was voted in.
(d) She was tricked into it by a political party.

2. What is the main subject of the stories included in the "book of the book"?
(a) Leadership.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Politics.
(d) Money.

3. What factor was heavily considered when choosing the ranks of military officers in ancient times?
(a) Age.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Political affiliations.
(d) Marital status.

4. How many men was Xenophon in charge of during his service in the military?
(a) Five thousand.
(b) Fifteen thousand.
(c) Ten thousand.
(d) Twenty thousand.

5. Mania shares her name with a Greek mythological personification. What has been named after this personification?
(a) Symptoms of mental illness.
(b) Characteristics of good fortune.
(c) A fish.
(d) A war ship.

6. What did being born into Knight class mean for Xenophon?
(a) He was allowed to voice his opinion on the laws.
(b) He was allowed to write the laws.
(c) He could afford a horse.
(d) He could afford to wear a uniform.

7. What were some of the complaints about the men that Xenophon led in the military?
(a) They were not aggressive enough.
(b) They were too aggressive.
(c) They were over-disciplined.
(d) They were undisciplined.

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

9. What is the advice given by the editor to those people that do not appreciate the notes at the end of the Introduction?
(a) Do not read the work itself.
(b) Pass over them and begin reading the work itself.
(c) Read the first half of them before reading the work itself.
(d) Read them before reading the work itself.

10. How were a majority of people in the military compensated in the classical era?
(a) They were paid moderately.
(b) They were paid very little.
(c) They were paid abundantly.
(d) They were unpaid.

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

12. 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 received most of it, but not all of it.
(d) They only received a small portion of it.

13. How many politically sanctioned killings were there in the story told in Book 2, Chapter 2?
(a) More than fifteen.
(b) None.
(c) At least one.
(d) More than ten.

14. How accessible is Xenophon's writing style for current readers?
(a) Somewhat accessible.
(b) Mostly accessible.
(c) Not accessible at all.
(d) Very accessible.

15. What would cause the soldiers to abandon their original plot for raising money in the story told in the book?
(a) A decline in their situation.
(b) A letter from Alcibiades.
(c) A letter from Xenophon.
(d) An improvement of their situation.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the politician first approach the reeds dilemma in the story?

2. What effect did the circumstances of a particular battle have on the awarding of trophies?

3. Who was responsible for the death of Mania?

4. How often were trophies made in ancient Greece?

5. What does George Cawkwell contribute to "A History of My Times"?

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