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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. Which one of the following is not included in the list of places where the most intense fighting occurs?
(a) Ilium.
(b) Hellespont.
(c) Agora.
(d) Abydus.

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

3. What was the purpose of the trophies that were made?
(a) To observe certain victories.
(b) To provide an incentive for armies.
(c) Neither to observe certain victories nor to provide an incentive for armies.
(d) To observe certain victories and provide an incentive for armies.

4. Where were sailors able to live fairly well?
(a) Chios.
(b) Lemnus.
(c) Imbros.
(d) Thasos.

5. What type of allies did Mania have?
(a) Neither military nor political allies.
(b) Only political allies.
(c) Only military allies.
(d) Both military and political allies.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was responsible for the death of Mania?

2. What was Thibron's position in the Spartan military?

3. How is the bottom of the ranks characterized in the book?

4. Where did Cyrus battle his brother?

5. What effect did the circumstances of a particular battle have on the awarding of trophies?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Mania oversee her military operations?

2. How many men did Xenophon lead in the military, and what were some of the complaints about them?

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

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

5. How is Xenophon's writing style compared to contemporary writers?

6. What is the point of Cyrus's story as it is told by Xenophon?

7. What was the politician's objection to the idea of plundering a town for money?

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

9. What famous philosopher did Xenophon know, and how does that provide insight into certain historical events?

10. How was Mania's son-in-law convinced to betray her?

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