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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the translator for this edition of "A History of My Times"?
(a) Jonathan J. Price.
(b) Francis MacDonald Cornford.
(c) David Cartwright.
(d) Rex Warner.

2. Besides augury, which one of the following was another feature of Ancient Greek religion?
(a) Poetry.
(b) Oracles.
(c) Hymns.
(d) Philosophy.

3. How was Procles' speech received?
(a) It impressed everyone.
(b) It drew objections from everyone.
(c) It received no response.
(d) It impressed some, but drew objections from others.

4. How many total chapters are included in the book?
(a) Four.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Eight.
(d) Ten.

5. Where was the peace conference held at the end of the book?
(a) Olympia.
(b) Athens.
(c) Sparta.
(d) Delphi.

6. When did the Spartans make their animal sacrifice?
(a) After a battle.
(b) Before engaging the enemy.
(c) Before a bad storm.
(d) After the death of someone.

7. According to Polydamas, what must soldiers develop a taste for?
(a) The dangers of war.
(b) The importance of war.
(c) The advantages of war.
(d) The disadvantages of war.

8. What is an appeal for a military commander that is discussed in Book 2, Chapter 5?
(a) Making a name for themselves.
(b) Making their enemies famous.
(c) Making their unit famous.
(d) Making their city famous.

9. How is a woman's willingness to marry mentioned in the book?
(a) There is some mention of it.
(b) There is no mention of it.
(c) There are many pages dedicated to it.
(d) It is only mentioned as a definition for another term.

10. What animal did the Spartans sacrifice in the example Xenophon gives?
(a) A goat.
(b) A chicken.
(c) A cow.
(d) A turkey.

11. As depicted in Book 2, Chapter 5, what can the actions of one leader affect?
(a) Another leader.
(b) An entire city.
(c) An entire country.
(d) A particular law.

12. How did Polydamas reward his men with honor and prestige?
(a) In the military and upon burial.
(b) Neither in the military nor upon burial.
(c) Only in the military.
(d) Only upon burial.

13. How are the events presented in the book in order to account for why certain things occurred?
(a) They are each given a letter and a number.
(b) They are personalized.
(c) They are referred to by a numbered scale of importance.
(d) They are grouped together.

14. What reportedly followed a speech given by the commander, Archidamus, to his troops?
(a) Rainfall and strong winds.
(b) Rainfall.
(c) Thunder and lightning.
(d) Thunder, lightning, and rainfall.

15. How is augury defined?
(a) Predicting a natural disaster.
(b) Predicting the weather.
(c) Reading the stars.
(d) Reading omens.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of the following was included in Polydams's speech about what he valued in a soldier?

2. In Chapter 5, how much of the text is dedicated to the military alliances and balancing of power within them?

3. Where did the Spartans place a trophy?

4. How was a military leader treated after a raid during the story?

5. How important was knowing a person's ally leaders in the stories told by Xenophon?

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