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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. Greek tragedy is characterized by ____________________________________.
(a) a great deal of violence
(b) emotional upheaval
(c) a great struggle
(d) calmness, serenity and absence of struggle

2. Before Aeschylus, Greek drama consisted of ____________________________.
(a) four actors and a chorus
(b) the chorus only
(c) three actors only
(d) one actor and a chorus

3. Euripides' view of religion is that _____________________.
(a) the gods were superior to humans
(b) the gods had to be obeyed
(c) religion and gods are ignoreed
(d) the gods were inferior to humans

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

5. Hamilton compares Sophocles to ________________.
(a) Browning
(b) John Milton
(c) Pericles
(d) Shakespeare

Short Answer Questions

1. The tragedies of Aeschylus present death and suffering in a way that __________________________.

2. Xenophon because wealthy by __________________________.

3. Which of the following terms would not represent the views of Sophocles?

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

5. Which of the following is not one of the four elements common to every tragedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

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

3. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

4. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

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

6. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

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

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

10. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

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