Ancient Civilizations Chapter 8 Test

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Civilization Quizzes & Trivia

In the past few weeks we have been able to cover a lot when it comes to ancient civilizations. As we are currently done with chapter five we can now take the quiz below and see if we should get a period for revising it. You have 45 minutes to complete it. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many sides of any piece of land must be surrounded by water to be considered a "peninsula"?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      Totally surrounded

  • 2. 
    Which country is best associated with the  Balkan Peninsula?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Normway

    • C. 

      Jutland

    • D. 

      Greece

  • 3. 
    Which country is best associated with the British Isles?
    • A. 

      United Kingdom

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      London

    • D. 

      Norway

  • 4. 
    Which country is best associated with the Iberian Peninsula?
    • A. 

      Russia

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Italy

  • 5. 
    What major body of water is best associated with the Italian and Balkan Peninsulas?
    • A. 

      Black Sea

    • B. 

      Atlantic Ocean

    • C. 

      Mediterranean Sea

    • D. 

      Caspian Sea

  • 6. 
    The region once known as "Asia Minor" is today the country of Turkey.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Democracy was said to have begun in which Greece city?
  • 8. 
    In what Greek city did women experience most rights and priviledges?
  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic to the Athenian Assembly?
    • A. 

      The assembly met once a year (52 times)

    • B. 

      There were 500 council citizens made up of men and women

    • C. 

      Neither a or b

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 10. 
    At what age did boys of Sparta begin to train for military action?
  • 11. 
    What type of leader was the Persian King darius considered?
    • A. 

      Dictator

    • B. 

      Tyrant

    • C. 

      Republican

    • D. 

      Both a and b

  • 12. 
    What was the name of the Persian King Dairus' son?
  • 13. 
    A marathon is approximately 28 miles according to the textbook.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Both King Darius and King Xerxes experienced much success in defeating the Greeks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which army or armies are credited for both the defeat of Darius and Xerxes?
    • A. 

      Army made up of only Spartans

    • B. 

      Babylonians

    • C. 

      Romans

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    What battle was created shortly after the "great break-up"/ alliance between the Spartans and Athenians?
  • 17. 
    The Spartans eventually defeated the Athenians in the Pelopponisian War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Greek god and goddesses went through similar "up and downs" in their life just live the average person.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The United States White House has similar archetectural features that were influenced by the ancient Greeks.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Greek dramas consisted of two types of themes... comedies and disasters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Which of the following formulas is best associated with Pythagoras?
    • A. 

      A/ b = c

    • B. 

      A (squared) + b (squared) = c (squared)

    • C. 

      A + b =c

    • D. 

      Pythagoras was a scientist

  • 22. 
    Which of the "Big 3" Greek philosophers ideas came last?
    • A. 

      Delphi

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Aristotle

    • D. 

      Socrates

  • 23. 
    What is the name given to ancient Greeks most powerful god?
  • 24. 
    What was the greatest strength of the Athenian military?
    • A. 

      The number of different ways to attack enemies

    • B. 

      The number of total soldiers

    • C. 

      It's navy

    • D. 

      Seige towers

  • 25. 
    Athens is the capital of Greece today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False