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. The Greeks _________________________.

2. Compared to Greek writing, English poetry is ____________________.

3. The Ancient Greeks of the time exhibited a ________________________.

4. What does Hamilton consider to be the greatest of all Greek poetry?

5. The Buddhist artist ________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who basically engaged in intellectual discussions?

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

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

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

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

7. What is the Western view of art?

8. What was the world's first Academy?

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

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

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

What is the significance of viewing things as part of a whole? How did this result in balance? How did this contribute to the greatness of the Greek society and thinkers?

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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