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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. Polemides was present when the people took charge of which location?
(a) King's Palace.
(b) Assembly Hall.
(c) Iron Court.
(d) Round Chamber.

3. Which beverage was brought to Polemides in his cell?
(a) Mead.
(b) Hemlock.
(c) Wine.
(d) Water.

4. How many years did the war last?
(a) 27.
(b) 41.
(c) 14.
(d) 30.

5. Telamon believed that these things were offenses against ____.
(a) Man.
(b) Nature.
(c) God.
(d) The King.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Museum stood under a statue of which of the following?

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

3. There was a death on which mountain?

4. Which of the following was not on the list of things Telamon most abhorred?

5. It is said that seamen are not equipped for which type of warfare?

Short Essay Questions

1. Examine the circumstances under which Alcibiades is named as Athens' dictator. What is Alcibiades' reaction?

2. Polemides shows a completely different side when it comes to his family. Examine Polemides' familial ties.

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

4. Discuss the scene in which Polemides attends the speech made by Alcibiades. What is the content of the speech?

5. What happens when Alcibiades returns to Athens?

6. Discuss the conversation between Jason and Eunice.

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

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

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

10. What happens when Polemides is left behind? What dangerous step does Polemides take?

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