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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Opposition to slavery was open and evident in the time of ______________.
(a) Plato
(b) Euripides
(c) Socrates
(d) Aristotle

2. Hamilton feels there is a great deal of similarity between Aristophanes and the comedy of ______________________.
(a) sixteenth century England
(b) modern day Broadway
(c) seventeenth centiry France
(d) fifteenth century England

3. Poetic license ________________________________________.
(a) requires facts
(b) calls for simple statements
(c) allows the poet to write in whatever way he wants
(d) requires briefness

4. Which of the following is not a name associated with the Athens civilization of this time?
(a) Thucydides
(b) Jupiter
(c) Plato
(d) Homer

5. Pindar's poems praised _________________________.
(a) the common man
(b) the intellectuals
(c) the athletes of the games
(d) the kind

Short Answer Questions

1. The priests of ancient Egypt _____________________________.

2. Compared to the Hebrew writing in the Bible, Greek writing is ______________.

3. What does Hamilton consider to be the greatest of all Greek poetry?

4. What word best describes the ancient Athenians?

5. To Pindar, the Greek aristocracy represented ___________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. The Greeks were firmly rooted in reality. How did this make them appear?

2. What were the characteristics of the austere school of writing?

3. Why does Hamilton feel that Greek writers have not been copied by writers of other countries as Greek sculptor and architecture has?

4. As stated in Laws and other writings of the time, what was the function of the priest?

5. Why was it surprising that the ancient Greeks were scientists?

6. Why is the poetry of Pindar described as musical?

7. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

8. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

9. What was the world's first Academy?

10. What is meant by the new civilization that Athens created?

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