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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. As a result of the Peloponnesian War, _______________________________________.
(a) Sparta merged wih Athens
(b) the Athenian culture spread
(c) the Athenian culture and its contirubtions to the world ended
(d) Sparta adopted the Athenian culture

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

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

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

5. Compared to the other tragedians, Euripides is described as the _________________.
(a) most tragic
(b) most fatal
(c) happiest
(d) saddest

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Hamilton, tragedy involves _________________________.

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

3. Greek tragedy came into being because _______________________________________.

4. Through Xenophon, one can view the life of the _______________________.

5. Thucydides feels that the Athenians lost the war because they were ________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

2. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

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

4. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

5. Sophocles and Aeschylus lived in different times in Athens. How did the Athens of Sophocles differ from the Athens of Aeschylus?

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

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

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

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

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

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