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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. Aeschylus had been ________________________-.
(a) a Marathon warrior
(b) a temple priest
(c) a military general
(d) a teacher at the Academy

2. Which of the following is not a name associated with Greek tragedy?
(a) Shakespeare
(b) Euripides
(c) Aeschylus
(d) Sophocles

3. Greek tragedy is characterized by ____________________________________.
(a) calmness, serenity and absence of struggle
(b) a great struggle
(c) emotional upheaval
(d) a great deal of violence

4. Aeschylus was ______________________.
(a) a writer of mystery
(b) the last writer of tragedy
(c) a writer of prose
(d) the first writer of tragedy

5. What happened to the captured survivors of battles?
(a) they were released after the war's end
(b) they became slaves
(c) they were executed
(d) they were exchanged for enemy prisoners

Short Answer Questions

1. The subject of Greek tragedy came from _________________________.

2. Which word does not have a bad connotation to the Greeks?

3. Which tragedian is considered to be the most modern?

4. Xenophon felt that ___________________________________.

5. What did Sophocles feel about inner versus outer control?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

3. IN what way does Xenophon provide a different view of Athens than Thucydides did?

4. How did the religion of the ancient Greeks develop?

5. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

6. Why did Euripides write Trojan Women?

7. What does it mean to say that the Greeks are concerned with life and abstractions from life?

8. How did Euripides treat religion?

9. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

10. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

(see the answer keys)

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