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

2. The distinction between mind and spirit is important in the area of ___________.
(a) art
(b) government
(c) law
(d) philosophy

3. The Hindu artist ________________________.
(a) had limited freedom
(b) had the most freedom
(c) had no freedom
(d) was dictated to by Hindu priests

4. Why is Pindar considered to be important?
(a) he represented the youth
(b) he addressed serious issues
(c) he was the last spokesman for the aristocracy
(d) he represented a new movement

5. Greek writing can easily ________________________________________.
(a) be translated into English
(b) be accomodated to the English style
(c) be interpreted
(d) have the style and meaning lost in the translation

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The war with the Persians ended with the battle at ___________________.

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

4. According to Pericles, _________________________.

5. One of the differences in the society of the Greeks was the __________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Greek attitude toward slavery?

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

3. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

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

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

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

7. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

8. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

9. As stated in Laws and other writings of the time, what was the function of the priest?

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

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