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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is Polydamas's request for assistance described?
2. How is augury defined?
3. According to one man's advice, what should another man first consider when choosing a wife?
4. What was a main factor of decision-making for the Spartans?
5. How are the efforts of the Spartans described after their animal sacrifice?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Analyze the example given by Xenophon of leadership and ranking that centers around the dismissal of several mid-range officers. Provide a description of what influences the decision to exile the mid-range officers, the reaction of the low-ranking officers, how their suggestion is handled, and the reasons why the story represents one of the main themes of the book.
This section contains 1,394 words
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