Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Intellectual discussions took place _________________.
2. Which Pharaoh opposed the priests?
3. At the time of Sophocles ________________________.
4. Those who are primarily concerned with the spiritual become ___________.
5. What was not a function of the chorus?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?
2. What is a characteristic of the characters of Aeschylus?
3. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?
4. What were the characteristics of the austere school of writing?
5. What was the world's first Academy?
6. Who is Herodotus?
7. What are the four elements in every tragedy?
8. How did Euripides treat religion?
9. Why is Pindar considered to be important?
10. What were the characteristics of the ancient world in which Athens existed?
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the three great Greek tragedy writers, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Each of these writers was from a different period and the state of the Athenian society was reflected in their writing and beliefs. How does this come through in their plays?
Essay Topic 2
Many of the early Greek writers were concerned with the issues of power and wealth and war. Explain how power and wealth lead to war. What is it that a nation is fighting for and why? Apply this to the situation of Athens and Sparta.
Essay Topic 3
Why can't mankind achieve the balance and greatness that the Greeks had? What is this balance and why can't it be re-achieved? How did it lead to the greatness of the ancient Greek society and their contributions to the world?
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