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

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

3. According to one man's advice, what should another man first consider when choosing a wife?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Personality.
(d) Appearance.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, how much of the text is dedicated to the military alliances and balancing of power within them?

2. What did the Spartans do with Polydamas after they handled his request?

3. According to Jason, what condition were the Persians taught?

4. Which years did the events in Book 2, Chapter 5 take place?

5. Based on Xenophon's explanation, what happened after the raid?

Short Essay Questions

1. What message is Xenophon delivering with the story of Attica?

2. What things did Polydamss value in a solider?

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

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

5. What is augury?

6. How did the Arcadians gain their self-importance, and what did that do for the region?

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

8. According to Xenophon's story, what is the first thing that a man should consider when deciding which woman to marry, and how does that compare to today's culture?

9. How could the information obtained from an oracle seem confusing?

10. Who was Dercylidas and how is he described?

(see the answer keys)

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