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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 Pharaoh opposed the priests?
(a) Akhenaton
(b) Ra
(c) Julius Caesar
(d) Cleopatra

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

3. By the time Aristophanes began writing, Greek drama was ________________________.
(a) gaining in popularity
(b) nonesixtent
(c) past its summit
(d) at its summit

4. In Greece, the role of the priests _____________________________.
(a) was to teach the population
(b) covered all intellectual activitries
(c) was limited to matters of religion only
(d) was to function as advisors

5. The primary interest of the ancient Egyptians was a preoccupation with _______________.
(a) the living
(b) inventions
(c) the dead
(d) intellectual activities

Short Answer Questions

1. Pindar's poems praised _________________________.

2. The term used to describe the Greek artist is ______________________.

3. Who was the first writer to condemn slavery?

4. The dialogues of Plato indicate that Athenians _________________________-.

5. Hamilton feels there is a great deal of similarity between Aristophanes and the comedy of ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Before the rise of Athens, Egypt was the greatest civilization. What were the characteristics of this civilization?

4. Who basically engaged in intellectual discussions?

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

6. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

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

8. What was the world's first Academy?

9. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

10. What was Herodotus' manner of presentation?

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