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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. Plato viewed the Greek people as ___________________.

2. How did the Greeks feel about slavery?

3. The priests of ancient Egypt _____________________________.

4. The Greek aristocracy_______________________.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

6. Who basically engaged in intellectual discussions?

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

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

9. Who were the imponderables?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It is said that if one wants to learn the ethics and values of a society, one should examine the work of the dramatists and writers of the time. Why? What is it that is reflected in the literature that can't be found anywhere else? Is this also true of the ancient Greeks?

Essay Topic 2

What factors led to the fall of the Greek city-states? They were rich and powerful. What effect did their ambitions have on their attitudes and actions?

Essay Topic 3

Explain how drama at the Theater of Dionysus was a form of religious worship. Why didn't the people have their religious needs satisfied by their gods and goddesses? What did they find in the theater that they didn't find in the temples?

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