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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. The Greek architecture of the time was _________________________________.
(a) highly ornate
(b) followed the style of the Egyptians
(c) a simple expression of the intellect
(d) influenced by the East

2. At the time of Sophocles ________________________.
(a) there was no literary class
(b) the priests were the literary class
(c) there was a literary class
(d) the teachers were the literary class

3. What did the world of the dead represent to the ancient Egyptians?
(a) the movement to a higher level
(b) security, peace and pleasure
(c) the continuation of misery
(d) existence with God

4. The Egyptians believed that when a man died _____________________________________.
(a) he should have with him the same kind of things that he had in life
(b) it didn't matter what he was surrounded with
(c) they would destroy the body
(d) the body must return to dust

5. The distinction between mind and spirit is important in the area of ___________.
(a) government
(b) philosophy
(c) art
(d) law

Short Answer Questions

1. Herodotus' History is concerned with ___________________________.

2. Of all the Greek poets, Pindar is described as the _____________________________.

3. In Greece, the role of the priests _____________________________.

4. In the ancient world, before the rise of Athens and the Greeks, the greatest civilization was ________________.

5. How did the Greeks feel about slavery?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is it said that Pindar looked toward the past?

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

5. What was the world's first Academy?

6. Who was Aristophanes?

7. What did the literature of ancient Greece indicate about the relationships between the individual and the state?

8. What indication is there that the lives of the Greeks were different than the lives of the Egyptians?

9. How does Greek drama compare to Shakespearean drama?

10. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

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