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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. Euripides wrote the Trojan Women to _______________________________.
(a) glorify the victors of war
(b) explain the effects of the war between Athens and Sparta
(c) show how war appears to and affects captive women
(d) glorify war

2. Through Xenophon, one can view the life of the _______________________.
(a) military
(b) elite
(c) average man
(d) youth

3. Thucydides wrote a history of the war between ______________________.
(a) Athens and Sparta
(b) Sparta and Thebes
(c) Thebes and Peloponnesia
(d) Athens and Rome

4. According to Hamilton, tragedy involves _________________________.
(a) physical pain
(b) death
(c) torture
(d) the suffering of the soul

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Xenophon's book is about _______________________________.

2. Which tragedian is considered to be the most modern?

3. According to Hamilton, tragedy is the domain of whom?

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

5. In Greek drama, the characters are viewed as ______________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

2. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

3. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

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

5. What are the similarities between Macbeth and the tragedies of Aeschylus?

6. What were Xenophon's views on war?

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

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

9. How did Euripides treat religion?

10. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

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