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

2. Athens experiences how many results from the transition to a slave economy?

3. Did freedom as an idea develop into a value everywhere?

4. There is a shift in agricultural production away from what into the production of olives, figs, fruits, etc.?

5. Since the slave master's financial welfare depended on the slave, what did he have to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Peloponnesian War do to Athens and Greece?

2. Explain one of the schools of thought.

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

4. 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?

5. Athens experiences three results from the transition to a slave economy. What are these three results?

6. What are the schools of thought among Hellenistic thinkers?

7. What are Patterson's three components of freedom?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Three schools exist among Hellenistic thinkers.

Part 1) Who are Hellenistic thinkers? What are the three schools?

Part 2) How did these schools come about? What is the significance of these three schools?

Part 3) How have these schools been used and altered by various societies after the Hellenistic Period?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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