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 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
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?
Essay Topic 3
The living conditions of many Athenian women are harsh.
Part 1) Describe these living conditions. Why are they harsh?
Part 2) What is the connection between their conditions and slavery?
Part 3) What is surprising about the women who have the harshest of living conditions? Why this surprising?
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