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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. Xenophon felt that ___________________________________.
(a) disputes should be settled by war
(b) states should be orientated toward war
(c) diplomacy should be used to avert war
(d) all states should seek power

2. Sophocles' characters ________________________________.
(a) avoid their fate
(b) look for a way out
(c) endure their fate because there is no way out
(d) fight their fate

3. According to Hamilton, tragedy is the domain of whom?
(a) poets
(b) prose writers
(c) comedy writers
(d) any kind of writer

4. What did the Greeks view as important in men?
(a) the manner of presentation
(b) the qualities the individual shared with mankind
(c) the personal qualities of the individual
(d) his lifestyle

5. Which of the following is not one of the four elements common to every tragedy?
(a) hilarity
(b) pity
(c) awe
(d) reconciliation

Short Answer Questions

1. Xenophon's book is about _______________________________.

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

3. Which of the following is not a play of Euripides'?

4. Which of the following terms would not represent the views of Sophocles?

5. Which role did Aeschylus not fulfill?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the similarities between Macbeth and the tragedies of Aeschylus?

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

3. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

4. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

5. Why did Euripides write Trojan Women?

6. What were Xenophon's views on war?

7. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

8. What were Thucydides' views on power and wealth?

9. Explain why the Theater of Dionysus was a religious experience for the audience.

10. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

(see the answer keys)

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