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. Aeschylus had been ________________________-.

2. Until the time of Aeschylus, poetry was concerned with _____________________________.

3. Xenophon felt that it was significant ________________________________.

4. The tragedies of Aeschylus present death and suffering in a way that __________________________.

5. According to Hamilton, tragedy is the domain of whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

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

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

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

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

6. What was the outcome of Peloponnesian War?

7. What were Xenophon's views on war?

8. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

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

10. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

The ancient Romans are said to have come closest to the accomplishments of the Greeks. Explain why? How did the ancient Roman society differ from that of the Greeks? What contribution did the ancient Romans make to civilization?

Essay Topic 3

How did today's society, with its emphasis on the individual, compare to that of the ancient Greeks? How does the modern approach differ from that of the Greek's? Why can or can't modern society achieve what the Greeks did in the way that the Greeks did it?

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