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. What are the three elements of freedom called?

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

3. What is an outgrowth of Socratic thought in which there is complete personal freedom, both inner and outer?

4. How does this chapter examine the role of women in the development of the concept of freedom?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What role does slavery play in this conflict?

2. What are the living conditions of women?

3. How does Patterson view the development of freedom as a social value?

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

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

6. What does Plato say about the soul?

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

8. What is a second revolution?

9. Explain one of the schools of thought.

10. The contemporaneous development of slavery and the concept of freedom characterize ancient Athens and Greece. How does Patterson again use Greek drama to support this point?

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

Inner freedom is brought about by Greek religion.

Part 1) What is inner freedom? How is it brought about by Greek religion?

Part 2) Could it be brought about in any other way? Why or why not?

Part 3) How do societies today reveal a desire for inner freedom? What is the connection between the Greeks' belief in inner freedom and ours?

Essay Topic 3

Patterson states he does not mean for his book to be a study of the intellectual study of freedom, but the historical development of freedom a a social value.

Part 1) Why is this his purpose?

Part 2) Based on this book, what might be the author's thoughts on the social value of freedom? Why?

Part 3) Why must the study of the intellectual study of freedom naturally be a part of this book, even though it is not what the author intended?

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