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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many decades separated Sophocles from Aeschylus?
(a) three`
(b) one
(c) two
(d) five

2. In designing a Greek building, the Greek architect takes into consideration ___________________.
(a) the setting
(b) the ornateness of the building itself
(c) the outline against the sky
(d) the building's relation to the hills and sea

3. Xenophon is famous for his book called __________________________________.
(a) Anbasis
(b) The Treatise on War
(c) A History of War
(d) The History of the Peloponnesian War

4. Which of the following terms would not represent the views of Sophocles?
(a) hedonism
(b) fair hamony
(c) sobriety
(d) order

5. Euripides wrote the Trojan Women to _______________________________.
(a) show how war appears to and affects captive women
(b) glorify war
(c) explain the effects of the war between Athens and Sparta
(d) glorify the victors of war

6. Thucydides wrote a history of the war between ______________________.
(a) Athens and Rome
(b) Athens and Sparta
(c) Sparta and Thebes
(d) Thebes and Peloponnesia

7. Which one of Shakespeare's tragedies comes closest to the tragedies of Aeschylus?
(a) Romeo and Juliet
(b) Hamlet
(c) Macbeth
(d) King Lear

8. Aeschylus felt that the cause of misery was _____________.
(a) wealth
(b) sin
(c) prosperity
(d) power

9. What did Sophocles feel about inner versus outer control?
(a) outer change does not affect inner control
(b) man can control outer change
(c) man has no cont rol over either
(d) outer change brings about inner chance

10. Which word does not have a bad connotation to the Greeks?
(a) indefinite
(b) limits
(c) unlimited
(d) boundless

11. Euripides' view of religion is that _____________________.
(a) the gods had to be obeyed
(b) the gods were superior to humans
(c) religion and gods are ignoreed
(d) the gods were inferior to humans

12. According to Hamilton, Greek religion developed from _____________________________.
(a) the elite
(b) the poets, artists and philosophers
(c) the priests
(d) the prophets

13. Until the time of Aeschylus, poetry was concerned with _____________________________.
(a) the beauty of the world
(b) the reality of life
(c) pain and suffering
(d) the misery of the world

14. The Greeks were concerned with _______________________.
(a) mind only
(b) physical prowess
(c) spirit only
(d) both mind and spirit

15. The subject of Greek tragedy came from _________________________.
(a) history
(b) the writer's personal life
(c) everyday life
(d) myths

Short Answer Questions

1. The Persian plan to defeat the Ten Thousand was to _________________________________.

2. Greek tragedy is characterized by ____________________________________.

3. In both literary periods of tragedy, what was not true?

4. Thucydides felt that ___________________________________.

5. Greek tragedy came into being because _______________________________________.

(see the answer keys)

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