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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. Which of the following would you expect to give the shortest account of a situation?
(a) the Bible
(b) the Greeks
(c) the Hebrews
(d) Shakespeare

2. The Greeks classified Pindar in the ________________________.
(a) aristocratic school of writing
(b) ornate school of writing
(c) austere school of writing
(d) simple school of writing

3. One writer whose works reveal the values of the society is ______________.
(a) Plato
(b) Salamis
(c) Marathon
(d) Thucydides

4. Herodotus was the first Greek _______________________________.
(a) to take an interest in mankind
(b) to write in verse
(c) to write of history
(d) to write in prose and have it accepted as poetry

5. The first scientists were the _________________.
(a) Greeks
(b) Mesopotmanians
(c) Egyptians
(d) Romans

Short Answer Questions

1. The distinction between mind and spirit is important in the area of ___________.

2. The first games, contests and competitions were held in _____________.

3. The literature indicates that life differed in Athens, as compared to Egypt, by which century?

4. To Pindar, the Greek aristocracy represented ___________________________.

5. Which of the following does not describe Pindar's writing?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the Greek artist called a spiritual materialist?

3. Who was Aristophanes?

4. What are the similarities between Macbeth and the tragedies of Aeschylus?

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

6. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

7. What is a characteristic of the characters of Aeschylus?

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

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

10. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

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