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. During the war, Thucydides was _______________________.

2. In designing a Greek building, the Greek architect takes into consideration ___________________.

3. What happened to the captured survivors of battles?

4. Which of the following is not a play of Sophocles?

5. Tragedy in drama began with whom?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

2. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

3. Why did Euripides write Trojan Women?

4. What were Xenophon's views on war?

5. How did Euripides treat religion?

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

7. Why was Xenophon exiled by Athens?

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

9. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The reality of the mind affected Greek art and architecture. This reality was responsible for the way the Greeks viewed things and saw things. Comment on the statement and explain how. Why does the statement approach the Greek way of approaching a problem?

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

It is said that if one wants to learn the ethics and values of a society, one should examine the work of the dramatists and writers of the time. Why? What is it that is reflected in the literature that can't be found anywhere else? Is this also true of the ancient Greeks?

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