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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. Pindar believed that the wealthy and powerful would _____________________________.

2. Greek writing is based on __________________.

3. Which of the following does not describe Pindar's writing?

4. The Greeks classified Pindar in the ________________________.

5. Who was the only Athenian to suffer death for his opinions?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was the Greek attitude toward slavery?

3. Who was Aristophanes?

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

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

6. What was the world's first Academy?

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

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

9. As stated in Laws and other writings of the time, what was the function of the priest?

10. Why is the poetry of Pindar described as musical?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

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.

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