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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Greek acceptance of reality, as given in an oration by Pericles, makes them ___________________________.
(a) seem cold and unemotional
(b) warm
(c) exaggerated
(d) interested in humanity

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

3. By the time Aristophanes began writing, Greek drama was ________________________.
(a) nonesixtent
(b) gaining in popularity
(c) past its summit
(d) at its summit

4. One way to learn the values of a society is to look at ______________________.
(a) daily life
(b) history
(c) its literature
(d) science

5. The primary interest of the ancient Egyptians was a preoccupation with _______________.
(a) the living
(b) inventions
(c) the dead
(d) intellectual activities

6. One writer whose works reveal the values of the society is ______________.
(a) Marathon
(b) Plato
(c) Thucydides
(d) Salamis

7. What is one of the presumptions of Aristophanes' plays?
(a) the audience will not understand his points without the chorus
(b) the audience is aware of the current thought and literature
(c) the audience must be educated
(d) the audience is ignorant of literature

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

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

10. The Greeks had different rules of standards that applied to different people. This is evidence of their ________________.
(a) rules
(b) values
(c) hypocrisy
(d) laws

11. Of all the Greek poets, Pindar is described as the _____________________________.
(a) easiest to read but hardest to translate
(b) easiest to read and translate
(c) most difficult to read and translate
(d) average

12. Who, among the following, was a teacher?
(a) Aeschylus
(b) Plato
(c) Aristophanes
(d) Sophocles

13. Who was the only Athenian to suffer death for his opinions?
(a) Plato
(b) Aristophanes
(c) Aristotle
(d) Socrates

14. Pindar's poems praised _________________________.
(a) the intellectuals
(b) the common man
(c) the athletes of the games
(d) the kind

15. Herodotus was the first Greek _______________________________.
(a) to take an interest in mankind
(b) to write of history
(c) to write in prose and have it accepted as poetry
(d) to write in verse

Short Answer Questions

1. At the time of Sophocles ________________________.

2. Greek writing is based on __________________.

3. The literature indicates that life differed in Athens, as compared to Egypt, by which century?

4. What was important to Greek poets?

5. Herodotus is known as ______________.

(see the answer keys)

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