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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How were the ships made available to Cyrus by a Spartan?
(a) One at a time.
(b) Over a two week period.
(c) Over a two month period.
(d) Suddenly.

2. How many military leaders are discussed in the first chapter?
(a) Several.
(b) None.
(c) A few.
(d) Only one.

3. How does Betty Radice suggest to readers that Xenophon's work should be read?
(a) As neither a memoir nor straight history.
(b) As a memoir instead of straight history.
(c) As both a memoir and straight history.
(d) As straight history instead of a memoir.

4. Which of the following was one of the ways to raise money for a military campaign in ancient Greece?
(a) To sell weapons.
(b) To borrow from a town.
(c) To sell parts from ships.
(d) To plunder a town.

5. Who was Alcibiades' mentor?
(a) Plato.
(b) Plutarch.
(c) Xenophon.
(d) Socrates.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Cyrus battle his brother?

2. What is found in the back of the book to help people understand military maneuvers better?

3. What is the major issue of the second chapter?

4. What did the local politician observe in the story told in Chapter 2?

5. When was Thibron exiled?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the reasons why women of ancient Greece would want to be included in the military, and what were some of the reasons why they would not?

2. How many ships were used in water and shoreline battles, and which locations are mentioned as receiving the most fighting in the first chapter?

3. What is the significance of Xenophon's early background?

4. How did Mania become the satrap, and what type of leader was she?

5. What effect did the Athenian civil war have on the relationship between Athens and Sparta?

6. As Xenophon's stories display, how might fighting wars be a necessary step towards peace?

7. In the story told by Xenophon, how and why was the decision made to sack a town?

8. Why is the bibliography located in the front of the book, and what is the editor's advice regarding the notes that follow it?

9. How did the military leaders cooperate with each other on the issue of funding?

10. How did wealth affect the ranking of a military officer, and why were the poor delegated to the lightest infantry?

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