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. What does the external response reveal about intellectuals?

2. In order to foster productivity, there is also an accompanying increase in what, since this is the only way the society can attain the output it needs to survive?

3. Why is freedom not practical for a slave during this period?

4. Which of the following statements describes the new class that arises?

5. The slave is owned by whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. What leads to war and the end of Athens' imperialism?

2. Explain one of the schools of thought.

3. 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?

4. What is a third revolution?

5. How does Patterson view the development of freedom as a social value?

6. Given the premise that a social reaction between slave, slaveholder and society must take place in order for freedom to develop as a value, why didn't freedom as a value develop universally?

7. What does this chapter describe?

8. How does Patterson, again, use Greek drama to examine the role of women?

9. Describe the Oedipus trilogy of Sophocles in relation to freedom.

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Freedom as a value did not develop universally.

Part 1) Why did it not develop universally? Is this surprising to you? Why or why not?

Part 2) How did freedom develop as a value? Why did it develop this way?

Part 3) How is this value reflected in the various forms of government in existence today?

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