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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. Compared to Aristophanes _____________________.
(a) Gilbert is bawdier
(b) both are just as risque
(c) Gilbert is more restrained
(d) neither is risque

2. In Egypt ___________________________.
(a) the artist had total freedom of expression
(b) there was no interest in art
(c) the artist had some freedom of expression
(d) the priests dictated the pattern for art

3. Compared to the Hebrew writing in the Bible, Greek writing is ______________.
(a) shorter
(b) no comparison
(c) about the same
(d) longer

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

5. Herodotus is known as ______________.
(a) the father of tragedy
(b) the father of history
(c) the father of comedy
(d) the father of travel

Short Answer Questions

1. The Athenian audience of Aristophanes ___________________________.

2. To Pindar, the Greek aristocracy represented ___________________________.

3. Which of the following would you expect to give the shortest account of a situation?

4. Which of the following is not a name associated with the Athens civilization of this time?

5. Which city did Pindar live in?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

2. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

3. How does Greek drama compare to Shakespearean drama?

4. How did Herodotus report the facts in his writings?

5. What was the world's first Academy?

6. What is the reason for the Egyptian preoccupation with death and where one would go after life?

7. What was the role of the chorus in the comedies of Aristophanes?

8. What are the major differences between Gilbert and Aristophanes?

9. Who were the imponderables?

10. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

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