The Greek Way Test | 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. Pindar's poems praised _________________________.

2. The first scientists were the _________________.

3. Which of the following does not describe Pindar's writing?

4. What was the crime that Socrates committed that resulted in his execution?

5. The Greek aristocracy_______________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the characteristics of the ancient world in which Athens existed?

2. What is the reason for the Egyptian preoccupation with death and where one would go after life?

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

4. Why was it surprising that the ancient Greeks were scientists?

5. What were the characteristics of the austere school of writing?

6. How did Herodotus report the facts in his writings?

7. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

8. How does Greek drama compare to Shakespearean drama?

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

10. What is the main characteristic of Greek architecture of the time?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why didn't the ancient Greeks see any contradictions in their practice of slavery and their emphasis on freedom? What were their views of slaves? When did they first become concerned with the issue of slavery?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Explain the difference between the mind and the spirit, as discussed in the book. What activities are belong to which realm and why? Why is the distinction important? How did the Athenians come to make this distinction?

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