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. What did the Greeks view as important in men?

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

4. Sophocles' characters ________________________________.

5. Viewing things as part of the whole applies to all but _______________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

7. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

8. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

9. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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