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. Compared to the Hebrew writing in the Bible, Greek writing is ______________.

2. Hamilton feels there is a great deal of similarity between Aristophanes and the comedy of ______________________.

3. The Buddhist artist ________________________.

4. To Pindar, the Greek aristocracy represented ___________________________.

5. Reality to the ancient Egyptian, was directed toward _____________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the Western view of art?

3. What was the Greek attitude toward slavery?

4. Who is Herodotus?

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

6. What was the world's first Academy?

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

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

9. Who basically engaged in intellectual discussions?

10. Explain the way of the spirit.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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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