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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. In the ancient world, before the rise of Athens and the Greeks, the greatest civilization was ________________.
(a) Egypt
(b) Sparta
(c) Crete
(d) Rome

2. According to Pericles, _________________________.
(a) words are to be used sparingly
(b) repetition is good
(c) writing should be ornate
(d) the longer a passage is, the better it is

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Reality to the ancient Egyptian, was directed toward _____________________.

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

3. What was not a function of the chorus?

4. The Greek acceptance of reality, as given in an oration by Pericles, makes them ___________________________.

5. How old was Herodotus at the time of the defeat of the Persians?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the world's first Academy?

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

3. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

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

5. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

6. Who is Herodotus?

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

8. What is the Western view of art?

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

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

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