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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

Many of the early Greek writers were concerned with the issues of power and wealth and war. Explain how power and wealth lead to war. What is it that a nation is fighting for and why? Apply this to the situation of Athens and Sparta.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Freedom and liberty were the backbone of the ancient Athenian society. People prided themselves on their lifestyle and thinking. Explain what the role of freedom and liberty meant in ancient Athens. Would Athens have become the cradle of Western Civilization without these freedoms? Would they have achieved the great heights that they did achieve? Why or why not?

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