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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. Xenophon's book is about _______________________________.
(a) how the retreat of the Ten Thousand was successful
(b) discipline in the military
(c) the defeat of the Persians
(d) Greek society

2. Which term does not apply to the Theater of Dionysus?
(a) worship
(b) community
(c) loss of the sense of isolation
(d) orgies

3. 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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote the first Greek tragedy?

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

3. Thucydides wanted his work to be ________________________.

4. Athens, which was a society based on freedom and liberty, was, by the time of Thucydides, known as the ________________.

5. Tragedy in drama began with whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

2. What were Xenophon's views on war?

3. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

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

5. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

6. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

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

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

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

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

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