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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. What happened to the captured survivors of battles?
(a) they were released after the war's end
(b) they were exchanged for enemy prisoners
(c) they became slaves
(d) they were executed

2. In Greek drama, the characters are viewed as ______________________.
(a) as separate and individual entities
(b) part of the whole
(c) as separate and distinct individuals
(d) as scenery

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Aeschylus was ______________________.

3. Compared to the other tragedians, Euripides is described as the _________________.

4. The subject of Greek tragedy came from _________________________.

5. Who wrote the first Greek tragedy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

3. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

4. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

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

6. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

7. What were Xenophon's views on war?

8. Why did Euripides write Trojan Women?

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

10. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

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