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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. Which is one of the two periods of tragedy in literary history?
(a) the Athens of Pericles
(b) the Rome of Julius Caesar
(c) the England of Henry V
(d) the Constantinople of the Ottomans

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

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

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

5. Which tragedian is considered to be the most modern?
(a) Euripides
(b) Aeschylus
(c) Sophocles
(d) Shakespeare

Short Answer Questions

1. Compared to the other tragedians, Euripides is described as the _________________.

2. Aeschylus felt that the cause of misery was _____________.

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

4. What characterizes the tragedies of Aeschylus?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

2. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

3. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

4. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

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

6. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

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

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

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

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

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