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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 Greeks _________________________.
(a) limited thought to certain fields
(b) limited intellectual thought to priests
(c) applied no limits to thoughts
(d) practiced mind control

2. Which of the following does not describe Pindar's writing?
(a) fact
(b) honesty
(c) praise
(d) exaggeration

3. What is the reason for the Egyptian preoccupation with death?
(a) the misery of everyday life
(b) the fairness of the ruler
(c) belief in God
(d) good living conditions

4. The artist conceptualizes reality in the form of _______________________.
(a) the symbol
(b) pure concepts
(c) there is no reality in art
(d) he ignores reality

5. What does Hamilton consider to be the greatest of all Greek poetry?
(a) the poetry in Greek comedy
(b) the poetry in Greek tragedy
(c) odes
(d) history

Short Answer Questions

1. Greek art is based on _________________________.

2. To Pindar, the Greek aristocracy represented ___________________________.

3. Hamilton compares reading Aristophanes to reading a _________________.

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

5. Who was charged with leadership in the Greek society of Pindar's time?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

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

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

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

5. Who is Herodotus?

6. What is the main characteristic of Greek architecture of the time?

7. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

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

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

10. How does Greek drama compare to Shakespearean drama?

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