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. As Europe emerges from the Middle Ages, the church and European states become ____________ in terms of absolutism and thought processes.

2. The second conflict takes place between 340-266 A.D., resulting in what?

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

4. According to Augustine, from where does freedom come?

5. How is Rome similar to Greece?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Augustus influence the interpretations of freedom?

2. What has happened to society by the medieval times?

3. What happens when Christianity appears?

4. What is the relationship between church and state at the end of the Middle Ages?

5. What phases exist in the development of early Christianity?

6. What is Reformist Stoicism?

7. What conflict takes place in this period?

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

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

10. Two questions arise from Paul's theology. What are we saved from? To whom or what are we enslaved? What are the answers?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

By medieval times, Europe makes the transition from slavery to serfdom.

Part 1) Compare slavery to serfdom. Why does the end of the Roman Empire not end slavery?

Part 2) Why do historians down play the role of freedom during this period of time?

Part 3) Who controls freedom at this time? How do people at this time think of freedom? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Augustus sets the pace for the interpretations of freedom that will define the European chordal triad for the next 1,500 years.

Part 1) Who is Augustus? How does he set the pace?

Part 2) Why is he so influential? What power does he have over the region?

Part 3) How does Augustus change his persona for his people? Why does he do this?

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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