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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Polydamas's request for assistance described?
(a) Lengthy and detailed.
(b) Lengthy, but not detailed.
(c) Brief, but detailed.
(d) Brief and not detailed.

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

3. Which goddess did the Spartans make an animal sacrifice for?
(a) Aphrodite.
(b) Hera.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Athena.

4. Where were the first Athenian-Spartan forces sent?
(a) Tegea.
(b) Pylos.
(c) Corinth.
(d) Ithaca.

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

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

7. Where was the massacre Xenophon writes about committed?
(a) In private.
(b) In a forest.
(c) In a large hall.
(d) In public.

8. How many mercenaries did Polydamas claim to have available to him?
(a) Two thousand.
(b) Eight thousand.
(c) Four thousand.
(d) Six thousand.

9. Where did the raid take place, according to the second story of the fifth chapter of Book 2?
(a) Laurium.
(b) Megara.
(c) Piraeus.
(d) Alimus.

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

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

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

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

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

15. How long after an agreement was reached, did the Spartans and the Athenians attack the Thebans?
(a) One month.
(b) One year.
(c) Two months.
(d) Immediately.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In ancient times, how was the opposition of people chosen?

3. How was the massacre planned?

4. What city was the main focus of the massacre's intent?

5. Whom were the Spartans feuding with in the beginning of the sixth chapter of Book 2?

(see the answer keys)

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