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. Why must one be aware of and concerned with the thoughts and opinions of the intellectuals?

2. What does it mean to be Greek?

3. For what do the slaves yearn?

4. What is the third revolution, which involves the emergence of democracy?

5. Eventually, the differing views of freedom lead to what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are the living conditions of women?

3. What does it mean to be Greek at this time?

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

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

6. Describe the slavery issue in the South Pacific.

7. What is the importance of the significance on the development of freedom as a social value?

8. From what do personal freedom and civic freedom awareness result?

9. What does Plato say about the soul?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

The development of freedom as a social value can be traced to five revolutions that occurred in Athens.

Part 1) Describe these five revolutions. Why did they take place?

Part 2) How did these revolutions affect the countries and city-states surrounding the revolutions? How do they affect U.S. policies today?

Part 3) What would our society be like if these revolutions had never taken place?

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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