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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What did the Spartans do with Polydamas after they handled his request?
(a) They sent him away.
(b) They complimented him.
(c) They ridiculed him.
(d) They asked him to join their army.

3. What was the reason for the Spartans' animal sacrifice?
(a) Bad weather.
(b) To celebrate.
(c) To serve as a warning.
(d) War.

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

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

6. What was one main concern about Procles' proposal?
(a) The Athenians would have more control than the Spartans.
(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 Spartans would have more control than the Athenians would.

7. 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.

8. What was taking place on the day of the massacre described by the author?
(a) A religious festival.
(b) An election.
(c) A wedding.
(d) A battle.

9. How many men are discussing the idea of marriage in Book 2, Chapter 4?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Five.

10. Where did the Spartans place a trophy?
(a) On the grave of a fallen soldier.
(b) At the site of their first victory.
(c) On a mountain.
(d) At the side of their first defeat.

11. 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.

12. What caused the crisis of Phocis?
(a) Their own behavior.
(b) Too many laws.
(c) A lack of laws.
(d) The behavior of others.

13. What was an animal sacrifice known as in some ancient cultures?
(a) A victory celebration.
(b) A way to mourn.
(c) A religious observation.
(d) A feast.

14. What Spartan soldier served as a diplomat for peace between the cities of Greece?
(a) Cleandridas.
(b) Brasidas.
(c) Antalcidas.
(d) Leonidas.

15. Where do the majority of events in Chapter 6 take place?
(a) Thessaly.
(b) Aetolia.
(c) Locris.
(d) Acarnania.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are the efforts of the Spartans described after their animal sacrifice?

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

3. Which element(s) must be included in the ancient ritual sacrifices discussed in Book 2, Chapter 5?

4. What aspect of the Spartan culture was the subject of ridicule?

5. Where was the massacre Xenophon writes about committed?

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