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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 Chapter XLIV, Polemides is referred to as being which of the following?
(a) Cur.
(b) Champion.
(c) Common thief.
(d) Great warrior.

2. What is the name of Polemides' family farm?
(a) Road's Turn.
(b) Stone Gap.
(c) Mountain Valley.
(d) Seaside Vista.

3. When in the pavilions of the Persians, the narrator was affected by which strong emotion?
(a) Relief.
(b) Sorrow.
(c) Panic.
(d) Serenity.

4. Boldness is impatient. ____ is long-suffering.
(a) Courage.
(b) Intelligence.
(c) Virtue.
(d) Wisdom.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are Myron and Lado?

2. Lysander claims that his enemies possess ____.

3. Who narrates in the beginning of this book?

4. Which word is used to refer to a small piece of gold?

5. The girl came from which region?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Discuss the conversation between Jason and Eunice.

5. 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?

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

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

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

9. Examine Alcibiades' weakness regarding women.

10. Discuss the scene between Jason and Polemides in the cell. What does Polemides show to Jason?

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