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. The concern with personal freedom basically results from whom?

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

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

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

5. What does it mean to be Greek?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What conflict takes place in this period?

3. Describe one group of intellectuals.

4. What is the purpose of this chapter?

5. What are the living conditions of women?

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

7. Explain one of the schools of thought.

8. Why have historians tended to downplay the role of freedom during this time period?

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

10. Why are foreign slaves brought into the country?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

The introduction of foreign slavery enhances the native attributes of the freedman.

Part 1) When and where was foreign slavery introduced? Why was it introduced?

Part 2) How does it affect the meaning of freedom and who was free?

Part 3) How is this idea of nativity relating to a freedman reflected in societies today in various social classes?

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