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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. Compared to Greek writing, English poetry is ____________________.
(a) about the same
(b) easier to interpret
(c) very ornate
(d) much simpler

2. What was not a function of the chorus?
(a) to answer questions from the audience
(b) to sing
(c) to dance
(d) to present the author's views and opinions

3. The Greeks classified Pindar in the ________________________.
(a) austere school of writing
(b) ornate school of writing
(c) aristocratic school of writing
(d) simple school of writing

4. Who was the first writer to condemn slavery?
(a) Pericles
(b) Sophocles
(c) Aeschylus
(d) Euripides

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The games and competitions were considered so important by the Greeks that __________________________________.

2. The primary interest of the ancient Egyptians was a preoccupation with _______________.

3. Pindar's poems praised _________________________.

4. Plato viewed the Greek people as ___________________.

5. Before the development of Athens, which group handled intellectual activities?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

3. What are the major differences between Gilbert and Aristophanes?

4. What indication is there that the lives of the Greeks were different than the lives of the Egyptians?

5. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

6. Who were the imponderables?

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

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

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

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

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