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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. Thucydides wanted his work to be ________________________.
(a) interesting to read
(b) factual without any use to others
(c) ornately written
(d) useful to others

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 Spartans had to be stopped
(d) the power of the Athenians had to be stopped

3. What terms would not apply to Xenophon?
(a) honest
(b) devious
(c) intelligent
(d) kind

4. Tragedy, in Hamilton's view, ________________________________.
(a) is a mixture of comedy and sadness
(b) is a mixture of pain and pleasure
(c) makes people sad
(d) makes people cry

5. What are the terms Hamilton uses to describe the works of Sophocles?
(a) beutiful workmanship
(b) poetic expression
(c) crude
(d) great intellect

Short Answer Questions

1. Euripides wrote the Trojan Women to _______________________________.

2. Xenophon's book is about _______________________________.

3. Of the ninety plays that Aeschylus wrote, how many have survived?

4. Tragedy in drama began with whom?

5. How many decades separated Sophocles from Aeschylus?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

2. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

3. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

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

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

6. How did Euripides treat religion?

7. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

9. The Retreat of the Ten Thousand was Xenophon's claim to fame. What was it?

10. What were Xenophon's views on war?

(see the answer keys)

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