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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What did Polydamas do with men who were lacking the preferred military skills?
2. How wealthy was the King of Persia thought to be?
3. How is a woman's willingness to marry mentioned in the book?
4. How did Athens use its main strength?
5. According to Jason, what condition were the Persians taught?
Essay Topic 1
Continuing with his fascination of the virtues of military leaders, Xenophon presents the story of Polydamas.
1) Describe Polydamas's leadership style, including how he tests his men, and the actions taken as a result of those tests.
2) Explain how Polydamas's men are rewarded for their skills, and the value of honor and loyalty in the military.
3) Analyze the opinions of Jason, pertaining to the King of Persia, and how they compare to Xenophon's opinion of Persia in general.
Essay Topic 2
The different classes and ranks of the military are a significant part of Xenophon's story. 1) Describe the difference between higher and lower ranks, along with how they are assigned.
2) Explain why and how wealth is considered when delegating the ranks of the ancient military.
3) Analyze the participation of women in the military of ancient Greece, including the reasons they would want or not want to join.
Essay Topic 3
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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