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

2. Hamilton compares Sophocles to ________________.
(a) Browning
(b) John Milton
(c) Pericles
(d) Shakespeare

3. The Greeks were concerned with _______________________.
(a) both mind and spirit
(b) physical prowess
(c) mind only
(d) spirit only

4. Xenophon because wealthy by __________________________.
(a) ransoming a rich Persian noble
(b) from his father's estate
(c) by being a successful businessman
(d) working

5. Sophocles felt that honor of men was expressed by their ______________.
(a) way of life
(b) deeds
(c) speech
(d) words

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the Greeks view as important in men?

2. Athens, which was a society based on freedom and liberty, was, by the time of Thucydides, known as the ________________.

3. Which one of Shakespeare's tragedies comes closest to the tragedies of Aeschylus?

4. Euripides wrote the Trojan Women to _______________________________.

5. Which of the following is not a name associated with Greek tragedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

3. What were Xenophon's views on war?

4. What is a characteristic of the characters of Aeschylus?

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

6. How did Euripides treat religion?

7. How did Sophocles and Aeschylus differ on their views of freedom and law?

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

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

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

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