Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. On what does Patterson draw heavily to make his point?
2. The concern with personal freedom basically results from whom?
3. Who writes the dramas?
4. How does agricultural production shift?
5. Who does the slave in this culture have?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Augustus influence the interpretations of freedom?
2. What does the effect of the Peloponnesian War on Athens and Greece affect slavery?
3. Describe the slavery issue in the South Pacific.
4. What are Patterson's three components of freedom?
5. What struggles do the Romans face regarding the development of the concept of freedom?
6. Describe the Oedipus trilogy of Sophocles in relation to freedom.
7. From what do personal freedom and civic freedom awareness result?
8. What does the role of slavery in the development of freedom as a social value do?
9. What is the importance of the significance on the development of freedom as a social value?
10. What does Plato say about the soul?
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Patterson uses Greek tragedy to support several points.
Part 1) What is a Greek tragedy? How does he use this to support several points?
Part 2) How does this metaphor enhance the book for the reader?
Part 3) Must the reader understand Greek tragedies to understand the author's use of them? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Athenians value civic freedom over personal freedom.
Part 1) What is the difference between civic freedom and personal freedom?
Part 2) Why do the Athenians prefer one over the other? Do all people in Athens feels this way? Why or why not?
Part 3) How is this Athenian value reflected in our society today?
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