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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Hamilton compares Sophocles to ________________.
(a) Shakespeare
(b) Browning
(c) John Milton
(d) Pericles

3. The Greeks viewed things ___________________.
(a) as separate entities
(b) as individual entities
(c) as extensions of themselves
(d) as part of a whole

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

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

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

7. As a young man, Xenophon was ________________________.
(a) sent to Athens to find a wife
(b) sent to work in Athens
(c) exiled from Sparta
(d) sent to study with Socrates

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

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

10. Thucydides felt that the lesson of the Peloponnesian War was that _____________________________________.
(a) wealth attracted the poorer to attack
(b) power brought about its own destruction
(c) the power of the Spartans had to be stopped
(d) the power of the Athenians had to be stopped

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

12. The Athenians and Spartans fought because _________________________.
(a) Athens was weaker than Sparta
(b) both were powerful
(c) both were weak
(d) Sparta was weaker than Athens

13. In Greek drama, the characters are viewed as ______________________.
(a) part of the whole
(b) as separate and individual entities
(c) as separate and distinct individuals
(d) as scenery

14. Aeschylus had been ________________________-.
(a) a temple priest
(b) a teacher at the Academy
(c) a military general
(d) a Marathon warrior

15. Who wrote the first Greek tragedy?
(a) Aeschylus
(b) Euripides
(c) Sophocles
(d) Pericles

Short Answer Questions

1. Sophocles felt that honor of men was expressed by their ______________.

2. According to Hamilton, tragedy is the domain of whom?

3. Which of the following is not a play of Euripides'?

4. Through Xenophon, one can view the life of the _______________________.

5. What happened to the captured survivors of battles?

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