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. Which term does not apply to the Theater of Dionysus?

2. Xenophon felt that it was significant ________________________________.

3. What terms would not apply to Xenophon?

4. Thucydides wrote _________________________.

5. Sophocles felt that honor of men was expressed by their ______________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

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

5. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

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

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

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

9. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

10. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

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

Many of the early Greek writers were concerned with the issues of power and wealth and war. Explain how power and wealth lead to war. What is it that a nation is fighting for and why? Apply this to the situation of Athens and Sparta.

Essay Topic 3

Freedom and liberty were the backbone of the ancient Athenian society. People prided themselves on their lifestyle and thinking. Explain what the role of freedom and liberty meant in ancient Athens. Would Athens have become the cradle of Western Civilization without these freedoms? Would they have achieved the great heights that they did achieve? Why or why not?

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