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

2. Who either fear being captured and made into slaves, or are already slaves and want release?
(a) Men.
(b) Women.
(c) Children.
(d) Non-Greeks.

3. In this chapter, what does Patterson examine?
(a) The view of inner freedom.
(b) The view of outer freedom.
(c) The view of rigid freedom.
(d) The view of slavery in Roman culture.

4. Since the slave master's financial welfare depended on the slave, what did he have to do?
(a) Find a way to purchase more slaves.
(b) Trick the slave to produce.
(c) Scare the slave into submission.
(d) Find a way to motivate the slave to produce.

5. Society's economic infrastructure consists of what, in addition to larger landholder farms?
(a) Import of wheat.
(b) Exporting of wheat and other produce.
(c) Mining for export and urban crafts.
(d) Import of expensive stone and gems.

Short Answer Questions

1. Freedom is relative in that the more freedom one individual has, the ______ freedom another has.

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

3. To what can the development of freedom as a social value be traced?

4. 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?

5. On what does Patterson draw heavily to make his point?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the slavery issue in the South Pacific.

2. What does the role of slavery in the development of freedom as a social value do?

3. What does the Peloponnesian War do to Athens and Greece?

4. The contemporaneous development of slavery and the concept of freedom characterize ancient Athens and Greece. How does Patterson again use Greek drama to support this point?

5. What are the consequences of Jesus' crucifixion?

6. What does Plato say about the soul?

7. How does slavery develop and change during this period in Carthage?

8. Rome extends its power and rule to the Italian peninsula through a series of wars and conquests in 266 B.C. What are the consequences?

9. Describe one group of intellectuals.

10. 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?

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