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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. Aristophanes is described as _____________________.
(a) the Old Tragedy of Athens
(b) The Athenian Comedian
(c) the Old Comedy of Athens
(d) the Old Man of Athens

2. The Greeks _________________________.
(a) limited thought to certain fields
(b) applied no limits to thoughts
(c) limited intellectual thought to priests
(d) practiced mind control

3. Herodotus is classified as a writer of ____________________.
(a) tragedy
(b) comedy
(c) history of the fight with Persia
(d) religion

4. In the ancient world, before the rise of Athens and the Greeks, the greatest civilization was ________________.
(a) Crete
(b) Sparta
(c) Egypt
(d) Rome

5. Which city did Pindar live in?
(a) Athens
(b) Sparta
(c) Crete
(d) Thebes

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a name associated with the Athens civilization of this time?

2. The Egyptians believed that when a man died _____________________________________.

3. The literature indicates that life differed in Athens, as compared to Egypt, by which century?

4. Herodotus' History is concerned with ___________________________.

5. Pindar's poems praised _________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who were the imponderables?

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

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

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

5. How does Greek drama compare to Shakespearean drama?

6. What is the Western view of art?

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

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

9. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

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

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