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. What did Sophocles feel about inner versus outer control?

2. Through Xenophon, one can view the life of the _______________________.

3. Tragedy, in Hamilton's view, ________________________________.

4. Sophocles felt that honor of men was expressed by their ______________.

5. Euripides wrote his plays how many years after Aeschylus?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the four elements in every tragedy?

2. Who are the four great tragedy writers?

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

4. What were Thucydides' views on power and wealth?

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

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

7. What were Xenophon's views on war?

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

9. How did Euripides treat religion?

10. What are the characteristics of Greek tragedy?

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

Discuss the elements of Greek tragedy and why it is so enjoyable to the audience. What is it that appeals to the audience? Why isn't it sad or depressing?

Essay Topic 3

Athens is called the cradle of Western Civilization. What does this mean and why do people say this? What is the significance of ancient Athens to Western civilization and why?

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