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. This chapter describes events in the period between the Persian War and the beginning of what?

2. What kind of revolution is the fourth revolution, marked by the formation of social and moral sciences based on rationality?

3. Who does this economically benefit?

4. Society's economic infrastructure consists of what, in addition to larger landholder farms?

5. Which social classes of women are restricted to their houses with very little social life?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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. Why are foreign slaves brought into the country?

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

6. What is the importance of Greek religion on freedom?

7. The contemporaneous development of slavery and the concept of freedom characterize ancient Athens and Greece. How does Patterson again use Greek drama to support this point?

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

9. What is the role of slaves in this society?

10. During the war in the sixth century B.C., Greek cities are occupied by the Persians. What does this do to the Greeks?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The development of freedom as a social value can be traced to five revolutions that occurred in Athens.

Part 1) Describe these five revolutions. Why did they take place?

Part 2) How did these revolutions affect the countries and city-states surrounding the revolutions? How do they affect U.S. policies today?

Part 3) What would our society be like if these revolutions had never taken place?

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

Stoicism and Christianity offer people inner peace and salvation.

Part 1) What is stoicism? Compare stoicism with Christianity.

Part 2) Does stoicism still exist? Explain. Why has Christianity survived?

Part 3) What role does Paul have in shaping Christianity? How does Christianity change because of Paul? How is his influence seen in the Christian Church today?

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