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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) Sparta
(b) Rome
(c) Crete
(d) Egypt

2. How did the Greeks feel about slavery?
(a) It was an accepted way of life
(b) It was evil
(c) There were no slaves
(d) They opposed slavery

3. The power of the Egyptian priests came from ____________________________.
(a) their power over the king
(b) their ability to teach
(c) the ingorance and fear of others
(d) the people

4. Pindar believed that the wealthy and powerful would _____________________________.
(a) use their power to help others
(b) ignore their responsibilities
(c) use their power to improve their own position
(d) abuse the power

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Greek artist was __________________________.

2. The freedom of Athenian thought and expression led to ____________________.

3. Which of the following is not one of the plays of Aristophanes?

4. Of all the Greek poets, Pindar is described as the _____________________________.

5. Herodotus is known as ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

2. What was the world's first Academy?

3. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

4. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

5. Where do the subjects of Greek tragedy come from?

6. What were Xenophon's views on war?

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

8. The Retreat of the Ten Thousand was Xenophon's claim to fame. What was it?

9. How does Greek drama compare to Shakespearean drama?

10. How are the characters in a Greek play viewed?

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