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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Greek tragedy is characterized by ____________________________________.
(a) a great deal of violence
(b) a great struggle
(c) calmness, serenity and absence of struggle
(d) emotional upheaval

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

4. What are the terms Hamilton uses to describe the works of Sophocles?
(a) crude
(b) beutiful workmanship
(c) poetic expression
(d) great intellect

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

6. To the Greek thinkers, religion was ______________________.
(a) tyrannical
(b) accepted by all as a necessary evil
(c) a search for the truth
(d) engorced by priests

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

8. The most important oracle was at _________________.
(a) Marathon
(b) Delphi
(c) Athens
(d) Sparta

9. Viewing things as part of the whole applies to all but _______________.
(a) buildings
(b) wars
(c) actors
(d) art

10. 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) there was an atmosphere of death
(d) it was always night at the castle

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

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

13. Athens, which was a society based on freedom and liberty, was, by the time of Thucydides, known as the ________________.
(a) Tyrant City
(b) Mighty City
(c) City of Love
(d) City of Freedom

14. Sophocles' characters ________________________________.
(a) endure their fate because there is no way out
(b) avoid their fate
(c) fight their fate
(d) look for a way out

15. What happened to the captured survivors of battles?
(a) they were executed
(b) they became slaves
(c) they were released after the war's end
(d) they were exchanged for enemy prisoners

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Euripides' view of religion is that _____________________.

3. The subject of Greek tragedy came from _________________________.

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

5. Greek tragedy came into being because _______________________________________.

(see the answer keys)

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