The Greek Way Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Sophocles differs from Aeschylus in that Sophocles ______________________________.

2. Athens, which was a society based on freedom and liberty, was, by the time of Thucydides, known as the ________________.

3. Hamilton compares Sophocles to ________________.

4. Xenophon is famous for his book called __________________________________.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What factors led to the fall of the Greek city-states? They were rich and powerful. What effect did their ambitions have on their attitudes and actions?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Compare and contrast the three great Greek tragedy writers, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. Each of these writers was from a different period and the state of the Athenian society was reflected in their writing and beliefs. How does this come through in their plays?

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