Freedom Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

Orlando Patterson
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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

The preoccupation with freedom is a predominantly Western concept.

Part 1) Prove or Disprove this statement. Is preoccupation predominantly a Western concept?

Part 2) Why is the west preoccupied with freedom?

Part 3) How has this preoccupation led to Western civilization as we know it?

Essay Topic 2

Freedom was not always practical for a slave.

Part 1) Why would it not be practical? What would be needed for a slave to be freed and to survive?

Part 2) With this in mind, how is it possible that a large majority of countries no longer practice slavery?

Part 3) Does slavery exist today? Where? In what forms? To what or whom are people enslaved?

Essay Topic 3

It is the women who are responsible for instilling the concept of freedom into Western civilization.

Part 1) Compare a man's concept of freedom to a woman's.

Part 2) Why are the women responsible?

Part 3) Are you surprised by this? Why or why not? How is this ironic?

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