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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Greece, the role of the priests _____________________________.
(a) was to function as advisors
(b) was limited to matters of religion only
(c) covered all intellectual activitries
(d) was to teach the population

2. The Greek artist was __________________________.
(a) dictated to by the priests
(b) not creative
(c) limited by his mind and what he saw
(d) unlimited

3. Why is Pindar considered to be important?
(a) he represented a new movement
(b) he addressed serious issues
(c) he was the last spokesman for the aristocracy
(d) he represented the youth

4. Hamilton feels there is a great deal of similarity between Aristophanes and the comedy of ______________________.
(a) sixteenth century England
(b) fifteenth century England
(c) modern day Broadway
(d) seventeenth centiry France

5. Who was the first writer to condemn slavery?
(a) Sophocles
(b) Euripides
(c) Pericles
(d) Aeschylus

6. The dialogues of Plato indicate that Athenians _________________________-.
(a) were not interested in intellectual thinking
(b) delegated intellectual things to the teachers
(c) wanted to do their own thinking
(d) were not intereted in intellectual discussions

7. The Buddhist artist ________________________.
(a) copies, doesn't create
(b) creates from within
(c) creates what he is told to create
(d) the Buddhists have no interest in art

8. What word best describes the ancient Athenians?
(a) fearful
(b) superstitious
(c) contol by priests
(d) freedom

9. How many actors were in a play written by Aristophanes?
(a) three
(b) four
(c) six
(d) as many as needed

10. What is the reason for the Egyptian preoccupation with death?
(a) the fairness of the ruler
(b) good living conditions
(c) the misery of everyday life
(d) belief in God

11. According to Pericles, _________________________.
(a) the longer a passage is, the better it is
(b) repetition is good
(c) words are to be used sparingly
(d) writing should be ornate

12. The Greeks classified Pindar in the ________________________.
(a) austere school of writing
(b) ornate school of writing
(c) aristocratic school of writing
(d) simple school of writing

13. A Greek writer was concerned with ______________________.
(a) the beauty of common things
(b) ornate style
(c) abstract concepts
(d) symbolism

14. Aristophanes is described as _____________________.
(a) the Old Tragedy of Athens
(b) The Athenian Comedian
(c) the Old Man of Athens
(d) the Old Comedy of Athens

15. Greek writing can easily ________________________________________.
(a) be translated into English
(b) have the style and meaning lost in the translation
(c) be accomodated to the English style
(d) be interpreted

Short Answer Questions

1. Hamilton compares reading Aristophanes to reading a _________________.

2. One writer whose works reveal the values of the society is ______________.

3. The primary interest of the ancient Egyptians was a preoccupation with _______________.

4. The Greek architecture of the time was _________________________________.

5. Those who are primarily concerned with the spiritual become ___________.

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