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. Who writes the dramas?

2. At the end of the war in 230 B.C., Athens establishes what, that brings their imperialism to an end?

3. Who either fear being captured and made into slaves, or are already slaves and want release?

4. How does Greek drama, especially tragedy, credit women?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a second revolution?

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

3. Eventually the differing views of freedom lead to social conflict and upheaval. What causes this?

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. What does Plato say about the soul?

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

7. Describe the slavery issue in the South Pacific.

8. 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?

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

10. Explain one of the schools of thought.

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 underlying theme of slavery is the domination of one entity over another entity.

Part 1) How does slavery begin? Why has slavery existed in cultures around the world and throughout history?

Part 2) What are the various concepts of slavery? How do variations exist?

Part 3) How does your upbringing influence your thoughts and opinion on slavery?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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