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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 best leader in the military.
(d) He was the worst leader in the military.

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

3. Where was Alcibiades from?
(a) Thebes.
(b) Athens.
(c) Argos.
(d) Delphi.

4. Which Spartan helped Cyrus by providing him with ships?
(a) Eurybiades.
(b) Samius.
(c) Antalcidas.
(d) Lysander.

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

6. Why did Xenophon lead his men to serve in multiple-city states in the military?
(a) To get supplies.
(b) To get money and supplies.
(c) To get money.
(d) None of the answers is correct.

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

8. How many ships did Alcibiades lead?
(a) Twenty to forty.
(b) Ten to thirty.
(c) Forty to fifty.
(d) Five to ten.

9. How much did the men get from the politician at the end of the story in Chapter 2?
(a) One week's wages.
(b) Two week's wages.
(c) One month's wages.
(d) Two month's wages.

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

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

12. How often does Xenophon describe the way money is raised?
(a) He describes how money is raised in every case.
(b) In some cases, he does not describe how money is raised.
(c) He describes how money is raised in every case except one.
(d) He describes how money is raised in three cases.

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

14. 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) Read the first half of them before reading the work itself.
(c) Read them before reading the work itself.
(d) Pass over them and begin reading the work itself.

15. What is the largest number of ships discussed in the battles of the first chapter?
(a) Ninety.
(b) Eighty.
(c) One hundred.
(d) Seventy.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what division of the military did Xenophon serve?

2. How can the bibliography be described in "A History of My Times"?

3. What type of ruler is Mania described as?

4. What is found in the back of the book to help people understand military maneuvers better?

5. Which well-known philosopher was Xenophon a contemporary of?

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