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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. In ancient times, how was the opposition of people chosen?
2. What was the strength of Athens as it prepared to enter into an alliance with Sparta?
3. How often did Polydamas test his men?
4. What is the description given to Dercylidas in this current section of the book?
5. What Spartan soldier served as a diplomat for peace between the cities of Greece?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the Arcadians gain their self-importance, and what did that do for the region?
2. What message is Xenophon delivering with the story of Attica?
3. What is an oracle?
4. How could the information obtained from an oracle seem confusing?
5. What things does the adviser in Xenophon's story think that a woman should be in order for his friend to marry her?
6. What are the styles of the chapters in "A History of My Times", and what stories are told in Book 2, Chapter 5?
7. What led Athens and Sparta to contemplate an alliance?
8. What was the result of the sacrifice made by the Spartans?
9. What was the reason for the surprise massacre that Xenophon includes in his story?
10. How did Jason describe the King of Persia and the Persians?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the two major methods for making decisions in ancient Greece. First, explain how augury is defined and the way it is used to help the ancient Greeks with their decisions. Second, describe the oracles, where and how they take place, the possible confusion in their interpretation, and why they are considered a highly credible source of wisdom.
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
The issue of funding is an important one for military operations to continue.
1) Explain the use of funds during a war including why it is vital for a military to raise the money.
2) Describe the different options the ancient military had in raising funds for a war or campaign.
3) Analyze the situation of the sailors in Chios and the hardships they encounter there.
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