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. The slave is owned by whom?

2. Who are many of the proponents of these schools of thought?

3. During the war in the sixth century B.C., Greek cities are occupied by whom?

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

5. Greek drama represents what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a second revolution?

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

3. What does the effect of the Peloponnesian War on Athens and Greece affect slavery?

4. What are the living conditions of women?

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

6. 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?

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

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

9. What do light and darkness symbolize used by the Greek dramatist?

10. What is slavery? What is a slave-dominated society like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Inner freedom is brought about by Greek religion.

Part 1) What is inner freedom? How is it brought about by Greek religion?

Part 2) Could it be brought about in any other way? Why or why not?

Part 3) How do societies today reveal a desire for inner freedom? What is the connection between the Greeks' belief in inner freedom and ours?

Essay Topic 2

Freedom was not always practical for a slave.

Part 1) Why would it not be practical? What would be needed for a slave to be freed and to survive?

Part 2) With this in mind, how is it possible that a large majority of countries no longer practice slavery?

Part 3) Does slavery exist today? Where? In what forms? To what or whom are people enslaved?

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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