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. What did the Greeks view as important in men?

2. Greek tragedy is characterized by ____________________________________.

3. As a result of the Peloponnesian War, _______________________________________.

4. How many decades separated Sophocles from Aeschylus?

5. Euripides wrote the Trojan Women to _______________________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were Xenophon's views on war?

3. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

4. Why did Thucydides write a book on the war between Athens and Sparta?

5. How are the characters in a Greek play viewed?

6. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

7. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

8. To many Greeks, prosperity and wealth are the cause of misery. What was the cause of misery to Aeschylus?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how drama at the Theater of Dionysus was a form of religious worship. Why didn't the people have their religious needs satisfied by their gods and goddesses? What did they find in the theater that they didn't find in the temples?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Why can't mankind achieve the balance and greatness that the Greeks had? What is this balance and why can't it be re-achieved? How did it lead to the greatness of the ancient Greek society and their contributions to the world?

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