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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 games and competitions were considered so important by the Greeks that __________________________________.
(a) they were suspended during wars and conflicts
(b) a truce of God was called at the start of the games
(c) they were only held when the king wanted them
(d) they were cancelled for lack of participation

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

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

4. Those who are primarily concerned with the spiritual become ___________.
(a) artists
(b) physicians
(c) archaeologtists
(d) scientists

5. The Ancient Greeks of the time exhibited a ________________________.
(a) new power of the mind
(b) lack of interest in cultural and intellectual pursuits
(c) the same interests as other civilizations
(d) a desire for imperialism

Short Answer Questions

1. Compared to Greek writing, English poetry is ____________________.

2. The Greek architecture of the time was _________________________________.

3. The works of Aristophanes were _______________________.

4. Herodotus is classified as a writer of ____________________.

5. One way to learn the values of a society is to look at ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who were the imponderables?

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

3. What was the world's first Academy?

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

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

6. What is the Western view of art?

7. What were the characteristics of the ancient world in which Athens existed?

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

9. What was Herodotus' manner of presentation?

10. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

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