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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. Of the ninety plays that Aeschylus wrote, how many have survived?
(a) ninety
(b) five
(c) twenty three
(d) seven

2. In designing a Greek building, the Greek architect takes into consideration ___________________.
(a) the outline against the sky
(b) the setting
(c) the building's relation to the hills and sea
(d) the ornateness of the building itself

3. Thucydides felt that the lesson of the Peloponnesian War was that _____________________________________.
(a) the power of the Spartans had to be stopped
(b) power brought about its own destruction
(c) wealth attracted the poorer to attack
(d) the power of the Athenians had to be stopped

4. According to Hamilton, Greek religion developed from _____________________________.
(a) the elite
(b) the prophets
(c) the priests
(d) the poets, artists and philosophers

5. Aeschylus believed in the _____________________.
(a) abuse of power
(b) cruelty of man
(c) justice of God
(d) wrath of God

Short Answer Questions

1. As a young man, Xenophon was ________________________.

2. The Persian plan to defeat the Ten Thousand was to _________________________________.

3. Through Xenophon, one can view the life of the _______________________.

4. Which of the following is not a play of Sophocles?

5. Thucydides wrote a history of the war between ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Euripides treat religion?

2. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

3. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

4. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

5. The Retreat of the Ten Thousand was Xenophon's claim to fame. What was it?

6. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

7. Sophocles and Aeschylus lived in different times in Athens. How did the Athens of Sophocles differ from the Athens of Aeschylus?

8. To many Greeks, prosperity and wealth are the cause of misery. What was the cause of misery to Aeschylus?

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

10. Where do the subjects of Greek tragedy come from?

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