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. Of the ninety plays that Aeschylus wrote, how many have survived?

2. Which of the following is not a play of Sophocles?

3. Hamilton compares Sophocles to ________________.

4. Aeschylus was ______________________.

5. Xenophon felt that ___________________________________.

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

2. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

3. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

4. How did Sophocles and Aeschylus differ on their views of freedom and law?

5. Sophocles and Aeschylus lived in different times in Athens. How did the Athens of Sophocles differ from the Athens of Aeschylus?

6. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

7. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

8. IN what way does Xenophon provide a different view of Athens than Thucydides did?

9. How did Euripides treat religion?

10. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

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

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?

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