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. Who laid the foundation for the Greek democracy?

2. According to Hamilton, tragedy involves _________________________.

3. Hamilton compares Sophocles to ________________.

4. Xenophon suggested that _____________________________________.

5. Which of the following is not one of the four elements common to every tragedy?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the Peloponnesian War take place?

2. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

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

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

6. Where do the subjects of Greek tragedy come from?

7. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

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.

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