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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. In the ancient world, before the rise of Athens and the Greeks, the greatest civilization was ________________.

2. Of all the Greek poets, Pindar is described as the _____________________________.

3. The Greek artist was __________________________.

4. The Greek architecture of the time was _________________________________.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who basically engaged in intellectual discussions?

2. What does it mean to say that the Greeks are concerned with life and abstractions from life?

3. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

4. What were Thucydides' views on power and wealth?

5. What is a characteristic of the characters of Aeschylus?

6. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

7. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

8. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

9. What was Herodotus' manner of presentation?

10. Why did Thucydides write a book on the war between Athens and Sparta?

Essay 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

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

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?

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