Freedom Test | Final 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. Is it still possible for the upper class to experience personal freedom even when their civic freedom is severely limited by the princeps?

2. Who represents Reactionary Stoicism?

3. Augustus' rule is at the expense of whose civic freedom?

4. To what are the Reactionary Stoicism beliefs adapted?

5. Since the sovereignal aspect of freedom dominates this era, historians have tended to ___________ the role of freedom.

Short Essay Questions

1. What struggles do the Romans face regarding the development of the concept of freedom?

2. How do the beliefs of different sects compare?

3. What is Paul's role in shaping Christianity?

4. Rome extends its power and rule to the Italian peninsula through a series of wars and conquests in 266 B.C. What are the consequences?

5. What is Reformist Stoicism?

6. How have women's lives begun to change?

7. Why have historians tended to downplay the role of freedom during this time period?

8. Describe the Roman economy and society.

9. Where are Paul's large conversion rates located?

10. What happens when Christianity appears?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The Western concept of freedom arises from slavery is the basis for the greatness of Western civilization.

Part 1) What is the role of slavery in the development of freedom?

Part 2) Why is it important that slavery have a role in the Western world's concept of freedom?

Part 3) Could our concept of freedom have existed without slavery? Why or why not?

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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