A History of My Times Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the strength of Athens as it prepared to enter into an alliance with Sparta?

2. What caused the Arcadians to value their status?

3. Where is the location of the first event Xenophon recounts in Book 2, Chapter 5?

4. How often did Polydamas test his men?

5. What caused the crisis of Phocis?

Short Essay Questions

1. What concerns did the Athenians have in the agreement between Athens and Sparta?

2. What did Athens and Sparta do once they were united, and how is Archidamus's speech described?

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

4. How did Jason describe the King of Persia and the Persians?

5. What happened in the city of Phocis and why did Sparta help?

6. What led Athens and Sparta to contemplate an alliance?

7. 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?

8. What is augury?

9. What was the reason for the surprise massacre that Xenophon includes in his story?

10. What type of a ruler was Alexander of Pherae in Thessaly?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

War is a focus of Xenophon throughout the book and he explores all aspects of it.

1) Describe the vices and virtues of military leaders in ancient times, and the effects they have on the wars they wage.

2) Explain the mental training that is done in order to prepare soldiers for battle and develop a military team.

3) Analyze how war is considered a necessary component in the quest for peace for both ancient and current civilizations.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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