The Greek Way Test | Final 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. Thucydides wanted his work to be ________________________.

2. The Persian plan to defeat the Ten Thousand was to _________________________________.

3. Which of the following terms applies to the religion of the ancient Greeks?

4. Xenophon's book is about _______________________________.

5. The most important oracle was at _________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the religion of the ancient Greeks develop?

2. Explain why the Theater of Dionysus was a religious experience for the audience.

3. What is a characteristic of the characters of Aeschylus?

4. What does it mean to say that the Greeks are concerned with life and abstractions from life?

5. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

6. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

7. The Retreat of the Ten Thousand was Xenophon's claim to fame. What was it?

8. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

9. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

10. What are the similarities between Macbeth and the tragedies of Aeschylus?

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

How does the Renaissance compare to the culture and achievements of the ancient Greeks? What was missing? Why couldn't they duplicate what the Greeks had?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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