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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. The Greeks classified Pindar in the ________________________.

2. The power of the Egyptian priests came from ____________________________.

3. Marathon was the site of ____________________________.

4. By the time Aristophanes began writing, Greek drama was ________________________.

5. Of all the Greek poets, Pindar is described as the _____________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. The Greeks were firmly rooted in reality. How did this make them appear?

2. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

3. What are the major differences between Gilbert and Aristophanes?

4. What was the role of the chorus in the comedies of Aristophanes?

5. What was Herodotus' manner of presentation?

6. Before the rise of Athens, Egypt was the greatest civilization. What were the characteristics of this civilization?

7. Why is the poetry of Pindar described as musical?

8. What is meant by the new civilization that Athens created?

9. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

10. What indication is there that the lives of the Greeks were different than the lives of the Egyptians?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The ancient Romans are said to have come closest to the accomplishments of the Greeks. Explain why? How did the ancient Roman society differ from that of the Greeks? What contribution did the ancient Romans make to civilization?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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