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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. What does Augustine basically end up doing to the role of personal freedom?
2. How do many of the serfs and peasants receive rights?
3. What is the role of Jesus?
4. What is sin considered to be?
5. In what do plebeians have more faith?
Short Essay Questions
1. Two questions arise from Paul's theology. What are we saved from? To whom or what are we enslaved? What are the answers?
2. What struggles do the Romans face regarding the development of the concept of freedom?
3. What is freedom at this time?
4. How have women's lives begun to change?
5. Where are Paul's large conversion rates located?
6. 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?
7. Why does the populace accept Augustus?
8. What is Paul's role in shaping Christianity?
9. In trying to define the relationship between church and state, four interpretations are proposed by Patterson. What are these interpretations?
10. What has happened to society by the medieval times?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The overwhelming concern of the Roman population is with personal freedom.
Part 1) Compare Roman concerns about freedom with the Greek concerns.
Part 2) Why is this the Roman population's greatest concern? How does Augustus play into these concerns?
Part 3) How is the United States a conglomeration of both Greek and Roman views on freedom? Why are we a mixture of both?
Essay Topic 2
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 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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