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. Preoccupation with freedom is predominately a _____________ concept.

2. What school of thought is one of moral introspection, postulating that the soul is trapped inside the body during life and is freed when the body dies.

3. How do societies everywhere regard the inception of freedom as a value?

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

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

3. Explain one of the schools of thought.

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. What do light and darkness symbolize used by the Greek dramatist?

7. What is the role of slaves in this society?

8. What does Plato say about the soul?

9. Describe one group of intellectuals.

10. What is a second revolution?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Augustus sets the pace for the interpretations of freedom that will define the European chordal triad for the next 1,500 years.

Part 1) Who is Augustus? How does he set the pace?

Part 2) Why is he so influential? What power does he have over the region?

Part 3) How does Augustus change his persona for his people? Why does he do this?

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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