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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. The tragedies of Aeschylus present death and suffering in a way that __________________________.
(a) brings the audience to tears
(b) makes it comical
(c) depresses the audience
(d) does not depress the audience

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

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

4. Aeschylus felt that the cause of misery was _____________.
(a) sin
(b) wealth
(c) power
(d) prosperity

5. What characterizes the tragedies of Aeschylus?
(a) bitterness
(b) anger
(c) hatred
(d) passive acceptance

Short Answer Questions

1. The subject of Greek tragedy came from _________________________.

2. Xenophon felt that it was significant ________________________________.

3. According to Schopenhauer, what world applies to the tragedies of Sophocles?

4. Which of the following is not one of the four elements common to every tragedy?

5. Which role did Aeschylus not fulfill?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

2. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

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

5. How are the characters in a Greek play viewed?

6. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

7. How did Euripides treat religion?

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

9. What were Xenophon's views on war?

10. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

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