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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. What is the largest number of ships discussed in the battles of the first chapter?
(a) Eighty.
(b) Seventy.
(c) One hundred.
(d) Ninety.

2. What was the reason for Thibron's exile?
(a) He was caught helping the enemy.
(b) He allowed his friends' town to be plundered.
(c) He disobeyed direct orders.
(d) He allowed his friends to escape.

3. What is the advice given by the editor to those people that do not appreciate the notes at the end of the Introduction?
(a) Read the first half of them before reading the work itself.
(b) Do not read the work itself.
(c) Pass over them and begin reading the work itself.
(d) Read them before reading the work itself.

4. What would cause the soldiers to abandon their original plot for raising money in the story told in the book?
(a) A decline in their situation.
(b) An improvement of their situation.
(c) A letter from Xenophon.
(d) A letter from Alcibiades.

5. What effect did the circumstances of a particular battle have on the awarding of trophies?
(a) All of the circumstances must be right.
(b) Most of the circumstances must be right.
(c) A few of the circumstances must be right.
(d) Trophies were given in all circumstances.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many ships were made available to Cyrus by his Spartan ally?

2. How was Xenophon regarded as a military leader?

3. According to Xenophon, how many brothers are at war with each other?

4. How many men was Xenophon in charge of during his service in the military?

5. Mania shares her name with a Greek mythological personification. What has been named after this personification?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did the politician do to raise the money for the soldiers and what type of solution did that provide?

2. What are the intentions of the author and the publisher in presenting "A History of My Times"?

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

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

5. Who was Alcibiades and how is he described?

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

7. What hardships did the sailors encounter when they were not at war?

8. 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?

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

10. Why was Xenophon's loyalty questioned when he served in the Athenian military?

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