Freedom Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Orlando Patterson
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is freedom not practical for a slave during this period?
(a) He would have family with which to stay.
(b) The slave master would not have an adequate amount of workers.
(c) He does not have a place to go.
(d) He is not intelligent.

2. Did freedom as an idea develop into a value everywhere?
(a) Somewhat.
(b) No.
(c) Mostly.
(d) Yes.

3. Which women had more activities outside the home?
(a) The higher up the women are on the social ladder.
(b) The lower down the women are on the social ladder.
(c) Any woman on the social ladder.
(d) Those women in the middle of the social ladder.

4. When does the speech take place?
(a) During the first year of the 100 Years War.
(b) During the last year of the Peloponnesian War.
(c) During the last year of the Persian War.
(d) During the first year of the Peloponnesian War.

5. Eventually, the differing views of freedom lead to what?
(a) Compromise.
(b) Social conflict and upheaval.
(c) Peace.
(d) Understanding.

6. In what revolution does the slaveholder become economically dependent on the slave for his own financial well-being?
(a) The freedom revolution.
(b) The social revolution.
(c) The economic revolution.
(d) The political revolution.

7. At the end of the war in 230 B.C., Athens establishes what, that brings their imperialism to an end?
(a) A democratic republic.
(b) A dictatorship.
(c) A monarchy.
(d) A kingdom.

8. What does a second factor have to do with, which Patterson sees as "a strategic class error" (p. 65) because it results in a standard against which things can be measured?
(a) The spread of wealth among this new class.
(b) The spread of literacy and the development of a legal written code.
(c) The spread of disease.
(d) The spread of legal tender that quickly reveals wealth.

9. The financial welfare of the slaveholder is now becoming dependent on what?
(a) The physical attributes of the slave.
(b) The social class of the slave.
(c) The intelligence of the slave.
(d) The productivity of the slave.

10. Who are the only beings that are truly free?
(a) Slaves.
(b) The gods.
(c) Women.
(d) Men.

11. How do these slaves from the mines and those in the urban sector provide for the Athenians?
(a) They provide the means for the growing Athenian imperialism.
(b) They make medicine for the wealthy Athenians.
(c) They protect them from enemies.
(d) They provide food and supplies.

12. On what is Athens now completely dependent?
(a) Grain imports.
(b) Food made from grain.
(c) Grain exports.
(d) Grain-based economies.

13. How does the ruling class find the majority of the population becoming?
(a) Economically and socially dependent on it.
(b) Politically dependent on it.
(c) Politically independent of it.
(d) Economically and socially independent of it.

14. Slavery is more than just what kind of problem?
(a) In personal status.
(b) In sovereignal status.
(c) In legal status.
(d) In social status.

15. Which of Aeschylus' plays does he cite?
(a) The Saxons and the Handsome Midwife.
(b) The Franks and the Beautiful Woman.
(c) The Persians and The Suppliant Maidens.
(d) The Romans and the Goddess Juno.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are many of the proponents of these schools of thought?

2. What dictates mortal life?

3. Again what does Patterson use to support this point?

4. Between what freedoms do they distinguish?

5. What kind of revolution is the fourth revolution, marked by the formation of social and moral sciences based on rationality?

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