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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Aeschylus was ______________________.
(a) the last writer of tragedy
(b) a writer of mystery
(c) a writer of prose
(d) the first writer of tragedy

2. Thucydides feels that the Athenians lost the war because they were ________________.
(a) misinformed
(b) poor fighters
(c) misled
(d) inadequately armed

3. Thucydides wrote _________________________.
(a) The History of the Trojan War
(b) The History of the Peloponnesian War
(c) The History of the Spartan War
(d) The History of the Athenian War

4. Aeschylus believed in the _____________________.
(a) abuse of power
(b) justice of God
(c) wrath of God
(d) cruelty of man

5. Xenophon's book is about _______________________________.
(a) Greek society
(b) the defeat of the Persians
(c) how the retreat of the Ten Thousand was successful
(d) discipline in the military

6. What is not a similarity between Macbeth and Aeschylus?
(a) there was an atmosphere of evil and doom
(b) the castles were bright and cheerful places
(c) it was always night at the castle
(d) there was an atmosphere of death

7. 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

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

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

10. According to Hamilton, tragedy involves _________________________.
(a) physical pain
(b) torture
(c) death
(d) the suffering of the soul

11. Through Xenophon, one can view the life of the _______________________.
(a) elite
(b) average man
(c) youth
(d) military

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

13. What is the view of man?
(a) man is helpless with his fate predetermined
(b) man is not helpless and controls his fate
(c) man can sometimes change his fate
(d) there is no such thing as fate

14. Greek tragedy came into being because _______________________________________.
(a) Greek audiences like tear-jerkers
(b) Greek thinking revealed that there was an injustice inherent in nature
(c) life was characterized by human misery
(d) there was a lot of tragedy in everyday life

15. As a result of the Peloponnesian War, _______________________________________.
(a) Sparta adopted the Athenian culture
(b) Sparta merged wih Athens
(c) the Athenian culture spread
(d) the Athenian culture and its contirubtions to the world ended

Short Answer Questions

1. Aeschylus felt that the cause of misery was _____________.

2. What did Sophocles feel about inner versus outer control?

3. Xenophon suggested that _____________________________________.

4. Compared to the other tragedians, Euripides is described as the _________________.

5. To the Greek thinkers, religion was ______________________.

(see the answer keys)

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