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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. Which of the following is not a play of Euripides'?
(a) Antigone
(b) Electra
(c) Media
(d) Trojan Women

2. During the war, Thucydides was _______________________.
(a) a diplomat
(b) a Spartan general
(c) an Athenian general
(d) a businessman

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

4. Greek tragedy came into being because _______________________________________.
(a) life was characterized by human misery
(b) Greek audiences like tear-jerkers
(c) Greek thinking revealed that there was an injustice inherent in nature
(d) there was a lot of tragedy in everyday life

5. Who wrote the first Greek tragedy?
(a) Pericles
(b) Aeschylus
(c) Sophocles
(d) Euripides

Short Answer Questions

1. Before Aeschylus, Greek drama consisted of ____________________________.

2. In both literary periods of tragedy, what was not true?

3. Xenophon is famous for his book called __________________________________.

4. In designing a Greek building, the Greek architect takes into consideration ___________________.

5. Sophocles differs from Aeschylus in that Sophocles ______________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did Euripides write Trojan Women?

3. Why did Thucydides write a book on the war between Athens and Sparta?

4. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

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

7. How did Euripides treat religion?

8. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

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

10. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

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