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. For what do the slaves yearn?

2. The contemporaneous development of slavery and the concept of freedom characterize what societies?

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

4. Three schools of thought exist among what thinkers?

5. What are palatine centralism, decentralized tribalism, rudimentary state formation and aristocratic resurgence?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the relationship between church and state at the end of the Middle Ages?

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

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

6. What is the purpose of this chapter?

7. What does Plato say about the soul?

8. What struggles do the Romans face regarding the development of the concept of freedom?

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

10. What happens when Christianity appears?

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

The overwhelming concern of the Roman population is with personal freedom.

Part 1) Compare Roman concerns about freedom with the Greek concerns.

Part 2) Why is this the Roman population's greatest concern? How does Augustus play into these concerns?

Part 3) How is the United States a conglomeration of both Greek and Roman views on freedom? Why are we a mixture of both?

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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