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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 style of Greek writing is _____________________________________.

2. Plato viewed the Greek people as ___________________.

3. What does Hamilton consider to be the greatest of all Greek poetry?

4. In Egypt ___________________________.

5. The spiritual side of the ancient Greeks is _______________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. The Greeks were firmly rooted in reality. How did this make them appear?

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

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

5. What was Herodotus' manner of presentation?

6. Explain the way of the spirit.

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

8. Who were the imponderables?

9. What is the Western view of art?

10. How does Greek writing compare to English writing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

What are your impressions of the ancient Greeks and their accomplishments? Do you think they can or have been duplicated? Why or why not? Do you think they will every be duplicated? Why or why not?

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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