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

2. Who destroys the Athenians system of democracy in 322 B.C.?
(a) The Persians.
(b) The Macedonians.
(c) The Mongols.
(d) The Turks.

3. 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.

4. What is an example of a social reform for the abolishment of debt, debt bondage and enslavement for debt?
(a) Solon's seize.
(b) Solon's seisochtheia.
(c) Solomon's seisochtheia.
(d) Solomon's seize.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are the only beings that are truly free?

2. At the end of the war in 230 B.C., Athens establishes what, that brings their imperialism to an end?

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

4. How does the ruling class find the majority of the population becoming?

5. When is this view of Mortal life beginning to be questioned?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a third revolution?

2. What is a second revolution?

3. Patterson draws heavily on Greek drama to make his point. Give one example from which he cites.

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

5. Describe the Imbangala people of Africa, regarding slavery.

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

7. Why is freedom not a social value of the Tupinamba people of Brazil in the sixteenth century?

8. 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?

9. What are the schools of thought among Hellenistic thinkers?

10. Explain one of the schools of thought.

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