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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. Herodotus was the first Greek _______________________________.

2. The freedom of Athenian thought and expression led to ____________________.

3. Greek art is based on _________________________.

4. What was characteristic of Greek art?

5. Which of the following terms does not describe Greek writing?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

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

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

4. What was the world's first Academy?

5. Why is the Greek artist called a spiritual materialist?

6. What did the literature of ancient Greece indicate about the relationships between the individual and the state?

7. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

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

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

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

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

Athens is called the cradle of Western Civilization. What does this mean and why do people say this? What is the significance of ancient Athens to Western civilization and why?

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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