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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. One way to learn the values of a society is to look at ______________________.
(a) science
(b) its literature
(c) history
(d) daily life

2. The freedom of Athenian thought and expression led to ____________________.
(a) panic
(b) confusion
(c) the basis for science
(d) fear

3. The war with the Persians ended with the battle at ___________________.
(a) Thermopylae
(b) Sparta
(c) Salamis
(d) Athens

4. The Athenian audience of Aristophanes ___________________________.
(a) was judgmental
(b) walked out
(c) was accepting of the subject matter
(d) didn't understand his humor

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Buddhist artist ________________________.

2. The power of the Egyptian priests came from ____________________________.

3. Those who are primarily concerned with the spiritual become ___________.

4. The works of Aristophanes were _______________________.

5. Which of the following would you expect to give the shortest account of a situation?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was the Greek attitude toward slavery?

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

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

6. Why is the Greek artist called a spiritual materialist?

7. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

8. How does Greek drama compare to Shakespearean drama?

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

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

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