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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what does Patterson draw heavily to make his point?
(a) Roman plays.
(b) German symphonies.
(c) French operas.
(d) Greek drama.

2. The concern with personal freedom basically results from whom?
(a) Female landowners of the period.
(b) Male landowners of the period.
(c) Male slaves of the period.
(d) Female slaves of the period.

3. Who writes the dramas?
(a) Leaders of the aristocracy.
(b) Female playwrights.
(c) Poor men.
(d) Male playwrights.

4. How does agricultural production shift?
(a) Completely away from grain.
(b) Toward grain.
(c) Completely to grain.
(d) Somewhat away from grain.

5. Who does the slave in this culture have?
(a) His friends.
(b) His mother.
(c) His family.
(d) The slave master.

6. The imperialistic quest of the Athenians is now directed at whom?
(a) Italy.
(b) Other Greek city-states.
(c) Other European nations.
(d) Rome.

7. How does Greek society hold women?
(a) Not at all.
(b) Very highly.
(c) Not very highly.
(d) Somewhat highly.

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

9. What does this chapter examine?
(a) The role of Rome in the historical development of freedom.
(b) The role of Crete in the development of freedom.
(c) The role of Italy in the historical development of freedom.
(d) The role of Greece in the historical development of freedom as a social value.

10. Three schools of thought exist among what thinkers?
(a) Pantheon.
(b) Hellenism.
(c) Panhellenic.
(d) Hellenic.

11. In earlier cultures, what was ultimately done with the captive slave?
(a) He or she was freed.
(b) He or she was eaten.
(c) He or she was given away as a gift.
(d) He or she was sold.

12. The years of the Peloponnesian War bring what to Athens and Greece?
(a) Sadness.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Only war.
(d) Changes.

13. Among the Tupinamba, why does the slave exist?
(a) For the honor and dignity of the slave master.
(b) To be a family member for the slave master.
(c) For protecting the slave master's family.
(d) To provide an income for the slave master.

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

15. Patterson states that he does not mean for his book to be a study of the intellectual study of freedom, but the historical development of what?
(a) Greek culture and society.
(b) Freedom as a social value.
(c) Freedom in Roman culture.
(d) Freedom as a social value in Greece.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are palatine centralism, decentralized tribalism, rudimentary state formation and aristocratic resurgence?

2. Which women had more activities outside the home?

3. In what revolution does the slaveholder become economically dependent on the slave for his own financial well-being?

4. To what does this lead?

5. For what do the slaves yearn?

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