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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 freedom of Athenian thought and expression led to ____________________.

2. The Greek architecture of the time was _________________________________.

3. The war with the Persians ended with the battle at ___________________.

4. What is the reason for the Egyptian preoccupation with death?

5. Which of the following would you expect to give the shortest account of a situation?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

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

3. How did Sophocles and Aeschylus differ on their views of freedom and law?

4. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

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

6. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

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

9. What was the Greek attitude toward writing?

10. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Discuss the elements of Greek tragedy and why it is so enjoyable to the audience. What is it that appeals to the audience? Why isn't it sad or depressing?

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