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

2. The dialogues of Plato indicate that Athenians _________________________-.

3. The literature indicates that life differed in Athens, as compared to Egypt, by which century?

4. The Greek aristocracy_______________________.

5. The Buddhist artist ________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was the Greek attitude toward slavery?

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

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

6. Why does Hamilton feel that Greek writers have not been copied by writers of other countries as Greek sculptor and architecture has?

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

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

9. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

10. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Explain the elements of Greek comedy and how it compares to modern comedy. Would a modern audience understand the mockery and satire? Do you think that modern audiences are as politically and culturally aware as the ancient Greeks were?

Essay Topic 3

What are your impressions of the ancient Greeks and their accomplishments? Do you think they can or have been duplicated? Why or why not? Do you think they will every be duplicated? Why or why not?

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