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. In earlier cultures, what was ultimately done with the captive slave?

2. What is also a factor contributing to the social conflict of this time?

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

4. To what does this lead?

5. What does a second factor have to do with, which Patterson sees as "a strategic class error" (p. 65) because it results in a standard against which things can be measured?

Short Essay Questions

1. Athens experiences three results from the transition to a slave economy. What are these three results?

2. What does this chapter describe?

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

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

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. What are Patterson's three components of freedom?

7. What does the Peloponnesian War do to Athens and Greece?

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

9. Why are foreign slaves brought into the country?

10. What are the living conditions 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

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

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?

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