The Greek Way Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Reality to the ancient Egyptian, was directed toward _____________________.

2. To Pindar, the Greek aristocracy represented ___________________________.

3. The Greek acceptance of reality, as given in an oration by Pericles, makes them ___________________________.

4. Herodotus was the first Greek _______________________________.

5. Intellectual discussions took place _________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the Greek attitude toward slavery?

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

3. Who is Herodotus?

4. What did Aristophanes and Gilbert have in common?

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

6. What is the main characteristic of Greek architecture of the time?

7. What is the Western view of art?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The ancient Romans are said to have come closest to the accomplishments of the Greeks. Explain why? How did the ancient Roman society differ from that of the Greeks? What contribution did the ancient Romans make to civilization?

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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