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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. In which school subject was Alcibiades "abominable"?
(a) Science.
(b) Spelling.
(c) Art.
(d) Math.

2. Alcibiades was replaced by a group of _____.
(a) Soldiers.
(b) Average citizens.
(c) Cardinals.
(d) Generals.

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

4. Which of the following was not on the list to protect Alcibiades aboard the ship?
(a) Timarchus.
(b) Xenocles.
(c) Macon.
(d) Lion.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many vessels sailed to Alcyone?

2. The narrator and his wife attended which cultural event?

3. When in the pavilions of the Persians, the narrator was affected by which strong emotion?

4. Which word is used to describe the glass in Chapter 36?

5. There was a death on which mountain?

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Alcibiades' return to power in Athens.

2. What happens when Alcibiades returns to Athens?

3. How does Alcibiades react to Lysander's answer? What happens during the next battle?

4. Discuss the conversation between Jason and Eunice.

5. What is the reaction of the people when they hear Alcibiades' speech? What are the thoughts of Lysander and the elders?

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

7. What happens after the Athenians execute their generals? What is the reaction of Sparta?

8. Discuss the reaction of the people upon Alcibiades' departure. What did the Athenians do to prevent corruption of power?

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

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

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