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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 had the most freedom as an artist?
(a) the Hindu
(b) the Buddhist
(c) the Greek
(d) the Egyptian

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

3. What does Hamilton consider to be the greatest of all Greek poetry?
(a) the poetry in Greek tragedy
(b) odes
(c) history
(d) the poetry in Greek comedy

4. The first scientists were the _________________.
(a) Mesopotmanians
(b) Romans
(c) Egyptians
(d) Greeks

5. Who was charged with leadership in the Greek society of Pindar's time?
(a) the aristocracy
(b) royalty
(c) noone in particular
(d) the elected leaders

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the reason for the Egyptian preoccupation with death?

2. What was characteristic of Greek art?

3. What was not a function of the chorus?

4. The distinction between mind and spirit is important in the area of ___________.

5. The Ancient Greeks of the time exhibited a ________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

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

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

4. What is a characteristic of the characters of Aeschylus?

5. Who were the imponderables?

6. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

7. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

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

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

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

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