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. How does the woman respond to the advice about marriage that is given to the man?

2. How is Dercylidas described in an earlier section?

3. According to one man's advice, what should another man first consider when choosing a wife?

4. Besides augury, which one of the following was another feature of Ancient Greek religion?

5. Where were the first Athenian-Spartan forces sent?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How large was Polydamas's mercenary force and how did he test them?

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

4. What are the styles of the chapters in "A History of My Times", and what stories are told in Book 2, Chapter 5?

5. What is augury?

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

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

8. Who was Dercylidas and how is he described?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

Describe the planning and assassination of Alexander of Pherae in Thessaly. Include how Alexander is viewed as a ruler, his reputation, and that of the town, the possible motivations for the murder, and the way it takes place.

Essay Topic 3

Two events are chronicled by Xenophon to show the effects that the decisions made by leaders can have.

1) Describe the raid on Attica by Teleutias, why it takes place, the response it receives, and how it relates to Xenophon's main theme of leaders and their decisions.

2) Analyze the events that take place before, during, and after Antalcidas delivers the treaty for peace.

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