Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following works is referenced in the first chapter?
2. Which one of the following was Cyrus's brother?
3. What type of allies did Mania have?
4. How many military leaders are discussed in the first chapter?
5. What effect did the circumstances of a particular battle have on the awarding of trophies?
Short Essay Questions
1. What type of a ruler was Alexander of Pherae in Thessaly?
2. Why is the bibliography located in the front of the book, and what is the editor's advice regarding the notes that follow it?
3. What hardships did the sailors encounter when they were not at war?
4. How did Mania become the satrap, and what type of leader was she?
5. What led Athens and Sparta to contemplate an alliance?
6. What problems in Arcadia end the book, "A History of My Times"?
7. What is augury?
8. How were people educated and trained for their service in a military team?
9. How is Xenophon's writing style compared to contemporary writers?
10. Where were the sailors who were granted pay living, and what kind of lifestyle did they have?
Explain how and why Xenophon chooses to depict Alcibiades and the battles that involve him in the story. Use the references made in the book to analyze how Xenophon's story adds information to previous events, and the reputation of Alcibiades' mentor, Socrates. Include whether or not you think Xenophon is objective in his description of Alcibiades, considering his admiration for Socrates.
Explain the events surrounding the surprise massacre of a town during a religious festival. Include the reasons for the attack, how religion is valued in ancient Greece, why this story might contradict that value, and what message Xenophon could be attempting to deliver.
Describe Cyrus's war against his brother, the difficulties he faces in the campaign, and how he is assisted by Samius, the Spartan, Include the possible reasons why Xenophon would have wanted to present this story, what it shows for the city of Sparta, and how the story coincides with Xenophon's own view of the Spartans.
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