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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 referred to by a numbered scale of importance.
(c) They are grouped together.
(d) They are personalized.

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

3. Which city was giving Phocis the most trouble?
(a) Korinthos.
(b) Nemea.
(c) Athens.
(d) Thebes.

4. What did Polydamas do with men who were lacking the preferred military skills?
(a) He trained them again.
(b) He put them in the front lines.
(c) He put them in the back lines.
(d) He eliminated them.

5. Which years did the events in Book 2, Chapter 5 take place?
(a) 387-385 B.C.
(b) 384-380 B.C.
(c) 386-382 B.C.
(d) 389-386 B.C.

6. How was a military leader treated after a raid during the story?
(a) He was removed from command.
(b) He was commended.
(c) He was questioned.
(d) He was exiled.

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

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

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

10. What other city's founding is not included by Xenophon, as pointed out by the editor?
(a) Ephesus.
(b) Sardes.
(c) Megalopolis.
(d) Miletus.

11. How many days should the command be rotated between Athens and Sparta, according to Procles?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

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

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

14. How weak did Jason think the King of Persia really was?
(a) Just as weak as the opposition thought.
(b) Not as weak as the opposition thought.
(c) Weaker than the opposition thought.
(d) He did not comment on the weakness.

15. What statue provided inspiration for troops as they defeated the enemy without losing a single soldier?
(a) Ares.
(b) Hermes.
(c) Heracles.
(d) Zeus.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When did the Spartans make their animal sacrifice?

3. As depicted in Book 2, Chapter 5, what can the actions of one leader affect?

4. What Spartan soldier served as a diplomat for peace between the cities of Greece?

5. How is a woman's willingness to marry mentioned in the book?

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