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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Xenophon's story, what is the best method for obtaining perspective?
(a) Experience.
(b) Success.
(c) Failure.
(d) Information.

2. In Chapter 5, how much of the text is dedicated to the military alliances and balancing of power within them?
(a) Half of the text.
(b) Only a small portion of the text.
(c) Most of the text.
(d) None of the text.

3. How did Sparta respond to the request for help from Phocis?
(a) They ignored Phocis.
(b) They attacked Phocis.
(c) They sent help to Phocis.
(d) They attempted to reason with the enemy of Phocis.

4. What was one main concern about Procles' proposal?
(a) The Spartans would have more control than the Athenians would.
(b) Both the Spartans and the Athenians would have too much control.
(c) Neither the Spartans nor the Athenians would have any control.
(d) The Athenians would have more control than the Spartans.

5. 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.

6. In ancient times, how was the opposition of people chosen?
(a) Religion.
(b) Age.
(c) Status.
(d) Personality.

7. What was the strength of Sparta as it prepared to enter into an alliance with Athenians?
(a) Creating laws.
(b) The battles at sea.
(c) Political action.
(d) The battles on land.

8. 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.

9. What was the strength of Athens as it prepared to enter into an alliance with Sparta?
(a) Political action.
(b) Creating laws.
(c) The battles at sea.
(d) The battles on land.

10. How wealthy was the King of Persia thought to be?
(a) The second richest man in the region.
(b) The richest man in the city.
(c) The richest man in the region.
(d) The second richest man in the city.

11. How are the efforts of the Spartans described after their animal sacrifice?
(a) They had some success and some failure.
(b) It is unknown.
(c) Successful.
(d) Unsuccessful.

12. What did Procles acknowledge in his speech?
(a) Athens has never feared Sparta.
(b) Athens was unable to defeat Sparta.
(c) Sparta was unable to defeat Athens.
(d) Sparta has never feared Athens.

13. What type of a massacre was committed?
(a) An expected attack.
(b) A drawn out attack.
(c) A surprise attack.
(d) A quick attack.

14. What caused the Arcadians to value their status?
(a) Their previous accomplishments.
(b) The failures of their enemies.
(c) The new leadership of their military.
(d) The accomplishments of their allies.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Polydamas's request for assistance described?

2. How did Athens use its main strength?

3. How does the woman respond to the advice about marriage that is given to the man?

4. Which city was giving Phocis the most trouble?

5. What other city's founding is not included by Xenophon, as pointed out by the editor?

(see the answer keys)

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