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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. According to Hamilton, tragedy is the domain of whom?
(a) prose writers
(b) comedy writers
(c) poets
(d) any kind of writer

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

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

4. The most important oracle was at _________________.
(a) Sparta
(b) Delphi
(c) Marathon
(d) Athens

5. What is not a similarity between Macbeth and Aeschylus?
(a) there was an atmosphere of evil and doom
(b) it was always night at the castle
(c) there was an atmosphere of death
(d) the castles were bright and cheerful places

Short Answer Questions

1. The only sources of knowledge in Greece were the _______________.

2. Xenophon because wealthy by __________________________.

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

4. Greek tragedy came into being because _______________________________________.

5. Tragedy, in Hamilton's view, ________________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did the religion of the ancient Greeks develop?

3. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

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

5. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

6. How did Euripides treat religion?

7. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

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

9. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

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

(see the answer keys)

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