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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 caused the crisis of Phocis?
(a) Their own behavior.
(b) A lack of laws.
(c) Too many laws.
(d) The behavior of others.

2. Which goddess did the Spartans make an animal sacrifice for?
(a) Athena.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Artemis.
(d) Hera.

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

4. What is the description given to Dercylidas in this current section of the book?
(a) Calculating.
(b) Clueless.
(c) Blameless.
(d) Guilty.

5. How is augury defined?
(a) Predicting the weather.
(b) Reading omens.
(c) Predicting a natural disaster.
(d) Reading the stars.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Athens use its main strength?

2. What were the Arcadians encouraged to do?

3. How did Sparta respond to the request for help from Phocis?

4. How wealthy was the King of Persia thought to be?

5. Who is the translator for this edition of "A History of My Times"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Alexander murdered?

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

3. What is an oracle?

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

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

6. What things does the adviser in Xenophon's story think that a woman should be in order for his friend to marry her?

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

8. 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?

9. 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?

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

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