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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. What did the world of the dead represent to the ancient Egyptians?

2. Opposition to slavery was open and evident in the time of ______________.

3. The primary interest of the ancient Egyptians was a preoccupation with _______________.

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

5. The Greek artist was __________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the reason for the Egyptian preoccupation with death and where one would go after life?

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

3. What indication is there that the lives of the Greeks were different than the lives of the Egyptians?

4. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

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

6. Before the rise of Athens, Egypt was the greatest civilization. What were the characteristics of this civilization?

7. What was the role of the chorus in the comedies of Aristophanes?

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

9. Who is Herodotus?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

How did today's society, with its emphasis on the individual, compare to that of the ancient Greeks? How does the modern approach differ from that of the Greek's? Why can or can't modern society achieve what the Greeks did in the way that the Greeks did it?

Essay Topic 3

It is said that if one wants to learn the ethics and values of a society, one should examine the work of the dramatists and writers of the time. Why? What is it that is reflected in the literature that can't be found anywhere else? Is this also true of the ancient Greeks?

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