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Orlando Patterson
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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. The whole fabric of society exists around and is dependent on what?
(a) Equality.
(b) Freedom as a social value.
(c) Community solidarity.
(d) The institution of slavery.

2. How do societies everywhere regard the inception of freedom as a value?
(a) They resist it.
(b) They encourag it.
(c) They ignore it.
(d) They are envious of it.

3. In what revolution does a large slave population exist to serve the aristocracy and non-farm population?
(a) An economic revolution.
(b) A political revolution.
(c) A social revolution.
(d) A freedom revolution.

4. What happens to these former slaves that become successful and prosperous?
(a) They cause resentment among the still-oppressed slaves.
(b) They miss their old lives.
(c) They become disrespectful and out of control.
(d) They are abused by the aristocracy and the still-oppressed slaves.

5. Freedom becomes associated with what in the minds of the populace?
(a) Pesonal freedom.
(b) Civic freedom.
(c) Sovereignal freedom.
(d) Victory over the Persians.

Short Answer Questions

1. Society's economic infrastructure consists of what, in addition to larger landholder farms?

2. The years of the Peloponnesian War bring what to Athens and Greece?

3. The occupation makes the Greeks think about what issues?

4. What does it mean to be Greek?

5. In earlier cultures, what was ultimately done with the captive slave?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does this chapter describe?

2. Given the premise that a social reaction between slave, slaveholder and society must take place in order for freedom to develop as a value, why didn't freedom as a value develop universally?

3. During the war in the sixth century B.C., Greek cities are occupied by the Persians. What does this do to the Greeks?

4. What is the role of slaves in this society?

5. This chapter examines the role of Greece in the historical development of freedom as a social value. What are the four designated periods of interest?

6. How does Patterson, again, use Greek drama to examine the role of women?

7. What is a third revolution?

8. The development of freedom as a social value can be traced to five revolutions that occurred in Athens between 7 and 4 B.C. What is one of the revolutions?

9. What does it mean to be Greek at this time?

10. What is the importance of Greek religion on freedom?

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