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Xenophon: Quiz


Question 1: Works by Xenophon at ________ (U. Penn. mirror)
Project Gutenberg AustraliaProject GutenbergGoogle BooksAmazon Kindle

Question 2: Xenophon writes that he had asked the veteran Socrates for advice on whether to go with Cyrus, and that Socrates referred him to the divinely inspired ________.
DelphiEpidaurusAthensOlympia, Greece

Question 3: His date of death is uncertain; historians only know that he survived his patron ________, for whom he wrote an encomium.
Alexander the GreatLysanderAlcibiadesAgesilaus II

Question 4: Shortly thereafter, the Greek general Clearchus of ________ was invited to a peace conference, where, alongside four other generals and many captains, he was betrayed and executed.
Classical AthensSpartaAncient GreeceAncient Greek warfare

Question 5: Diogenes Laertius states that Xenophon was sometimes known as the "Attic Muse" for the sweetness of his diction; very few poets wrote in the ________.
Ancient GreekAttic GreekAncient Greek dialectsDoric Greek

Question 6: Once there, they helped Seuthes II make himself king of ________, before being recruited into the army of the Spartan general Thibron.
GreeceThraciansThraceRoman Empire

Question 7: It is worth noting that the Anabasis was used as a field guide by ________ during the early phases of his expedition into Persia.
Alexander the GreatSeleucid EmpirePtolemaic KingdomMacedonia (ancient kingdom)

Question 8: He is known for his writings on the history of his own times, the ________, preserving the sayings of Socrates, and the life of ancient Greece.
5th century BC6th century BC4th century BC3rd century BC

Question 9: However, because his son Gryllus fought and died for ________ at the Battle of Mantinea while Xenophon was still alive, Xenophon's banishment may have been revoked.

Question 10: When Xenophon returned to ________ and told Socrates of the oracle's advice, Socrates chastised him.


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