Freedom Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Orlando Patterson
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. This chapter describes events in the period between the Persian War and the beginning of what?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Athens experiences three results from the transition to a slave economy. What are these three results?

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

3. 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?

4. Describe the Oedipus trilogy of Sophocles in relation to freedom.

5. 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?

6. Why are foreign slaves brought into the country?

7. What are Patterson's three components of freedom?

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. Eventually the differing views of freedom lead to social conflict and upheaval. What causes this?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Three schools exist among Hellenistic thinkers.

Part 1) Who are Hellenistic thinkers? What are the three schools?

Part 2) How did these schools come about? What is the significance of these three schools?

Part 3) How have these schools been used and altered by various societies after the Hellenistic Period?

Essay Topic 2

The introduction of foreign slavery enhances the native attributes of the freedman.

Part 1) When and where was foreign slavery introduced? Why was it introduced?

Part 2) How does it affect the meaning of freedom and who was free?

Part 3) How is this idea of nativity relating to a freedman reflected in societies today in various social classes?

Essay Topic 3

The differing views of freedom lead to social conflict and upheaval.

Part 1) What are the differing views of freedom? How do they lead to conflict?

Part 2) How does the conflict and upheaval affect the society? Which group of individuals does it affect the most? Why?

Part 3) How has this occurred multiple times throughout history? Are the outcomes always similar? Why or why not?

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