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

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

3. How does the woman respond to the advice about marriage that is given to the man?
(a) She strongly disagrees with it.
(b) She agrees with it.
(c) She somewhat disagrees with it.
(d) She is not present for the advice.

4. Besides augury, which one of the following was another feature of Ancient Greek religion?
(a) Oracles.
(b) Hymns.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Poetry.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Xenophon's story, what is the best method for obtaining perspective?

2. How did Athens use its main strength?

3. Which subdivision of Greece was raided as a result of a leader's invitation?

4. What was a main factor of decision-making for the Spartans?

5. What was one main concern about Procles' proposal?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Xenophon include the issue of marriage in "A History of My Times"?

2. How was Alexander murdered?

3. What is an oracle?

4. How was it possible for a leader to put his own self-interest above the team, and was it considered a positive or a negative action?

5. What are the styles of the chapters in "A History of My Times", and what stories are told in Book 2, Chapter 5?

6. What was the setting of the massacre that Xenophon recounts?

7. How were people educated and trained for their service in a military team?

8. What type of sacrifice does Xenophon describe that is made by the Spartans?

9. In response to the objections, what was Procles' proposal that clarified the agreement between Athens and Sparta?

10. Who was Dercylidas and how is he described?

(see the answer keys)

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