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 felt that ___________________________________.

2. Sophocles' characters ________________________________.

3. The only sources of knowledge in Greece were the _______________.

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

5. What is not a similarity between Macbeth and Aeschylus?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Sophocles feel about fate?

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

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

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

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

6. In what way did Aeschylus change Greek drama?

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

8. In what ways does Sophocles differ from Aeschylus?

9. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

10. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

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 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 3

What are your impressions of the ancient Greeks and their accomplishments? Do you think they can or have been duplicated? Why or why not? Do you think they will every be duplicated? Why or why not?

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