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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator talks about a large festival held in the honor of which mythical figure?
(a) Achilles.
(b) Apollo.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Penelope.

2. Chapter 35 mentions the existence of which of the seven deadly sins?
(a) Sloth.
(b) Pride.
(c) Envy.
(d) Greed.

3. How old was the man that referred to Alcibiades as a treasonous villain?
(a) 50.
(b) 80.
(c) 60.
(d) 70.

4. Telamon lectured on which of the following?
(a) Future plans.
(b) Vices.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Democracy.

5. Which of the following was not on the list of things Telamon most abhorred?
(a) Love of country.
(b) Hope.
(c) Charity.
(d) Fear.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Polemides' family farm?

2. It is up to the commander to teach his men about arete. What is arete?

3. Which of the following is not mentioned in the letter regarding the need for ships?

4. What is the name of the place where Endius' horses were kept?

5. What is the name of Alcibiades' enemy in Athens?

Short Essay Questions

1. Alcibiades devises a plan to turn against Persia. What is the plan? Who else must be involved for the plan to be successful?

2. Lysander instructs Polemides and Telamon to be present at his speech the following day. Where is the speech held? What are the contents of Lysander's message?

3. How does Persia's support of Sparta cause problems with Athens?

4. Discuss Alcibiades' return to power in Athens.

5. What is Endius' opinion of Alcibiades' leadership in comparison to the leadership of Lysander?

6. Describe the situation between Alcibiades, Polemides, and Lysander. What does Lysander say about Alcibiades future?

7. Discuss the issues faced by Polemides n Chapter XXV. Where is Polemides' destination?

8. Discuss the offers of escape for Socrates and Polemides.

9. Where is Alcibiades at this time? What are his plans? What is the reaction of Polemides?

10. What happens to Polemides at this time? Where is he reassigned?

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