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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Before Aeschylus, Greek drama consisted of ____________________________.
(a) four actors and a chorus
(b) the chorus only
(c) three actors only
(d) one actor and a chorus

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

3. Euripides wrote his plays how many years after Aeschylus?
(a) fifty
(b) one hundred
(c) ten
(d) seventy

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

5. Which of the following terms applies to the religion of the ancient Greeks?
(a) theology
(b) holy book
(c) dogma
(d) Zeus

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

7. What terms would not apply to Xenophon?
(a) honest
(b) intelligent
(c) devious
(d) kind

8. Who laid the foundation for the Greek democracy?
(a) Socrates
(b) Plato
(c) Aristotle
(d) Solon

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) boundless
(b) limits
(c) indefinite
(d) unlimited

11. What characterizes the tragedies of Aeschylus?
(a) hatred
(b) bitterness
(c) passive acceptance
(d) anger

12. The tragedies of Aeschylus present death and suffering in a way that __________________________.
(a) depresses the audience
(b) brings the audience to tears
(c) makes it comical
(d) does not depress the audience

13. Which of the following is not one of the four elements common to every tragedy?
(a) reconciliation
(b) awe
(c) hilarity
(d) pity

14. After traveling, Xenophon went to live in _____________.
(a) Salamis
(b) Sparta
(c) Marathon
(d) Athens

15. Tragedy, in Hamilton's view, ________________________________.
(a) is a mixture of comedy and sadness
(b) makes people cry
(c) makes people sad
(d) is a mixture of pain and pleasure

Short Answer Questions

1. Which one of Shakespeare's tragedies comes closest to the tragedies of Aeschylus?

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

3. Thucydides felt that ___________________________________.

4. Xenophon felt that it was significant ________________________________.

5. Viewing things as part of the whole applies to all but _______________.

(see the answer keys)

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