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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's book is about _______________________________.
(a) how the retreat of the Ten Thousand was successful
(b) the defeat of the Persians
(c) Greek society
(d) discipline in the military

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

3. The Greeks viewed things ___________________.
(a) as extensions of themselves
(b) as part of a whole
(c) as individual entities
(d) as separate entities

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

5. What did Sophocles feel about inner versus outer control?
(a) outer change brings about inner chance
(b) outer change does not affect inner control
(c) man has no cont rol over either
(d) man can control outer change

Short Answer Questions

1. Euripides wrote the Trojan Women to _______________________________.

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

3. Thucydides wanted his work to be ________________________.

4. What characterizes the tragedies of Aeschylus?

5. As a result of the Peloponnesian War, _______________________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

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

5. What were Xenophon's views on war?

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

7. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

8. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

10. How did Euripides treat religion?

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