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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. Intellectual discussions took place _________________.

2. Which Pharaoh opposed the priests?

3. At the time of Sophocles ________________________.

4. Those who are primarily concerned with the spiritual become ___________.

5. What was not a function of the chorus?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

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

3. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

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

5. What was the world's first Academy?

6. Who is Herodotus?

7. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

8. How did Euripides treat religion?

9. Why is Pindar considered to be important?

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

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

The Eastern civilizations were totally different than the Athenian civilization. They emphasized different things and had a different life style. Compare and contrast the ancient Eastern civilization, as given by ancient Egypt, with the civilization established in Athens.

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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