Ancient Greece By Don Nardo: Business And Commerce Quiz

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Read the selections about Business and Commerce starting Chapter 5 in the book Ancient Greece by Don Nardo.
Most of the Greek economy was based on agriculture. Then came a shift to commerce. Let's find out what kind of goods were imported and exported to and from Greece. Be careful in your transactions: the Minotaur really has a thing for imported cheese.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Commerce is defined as an interchange of goods or ____________________, especially on a large scale between different countries.

    • A.

      Commodes

    • B.

      Commodities

    • C.

      Commodores

    Correct Answer
    B. Commodities
    Explanation
    Commerce is defined as an interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale between different countries. In this context, "commodities" refers to goods that are bought and sold in commerce. These can include raw materials, agricultural products, manufactured goods, and other tangible items that are traded internationally. The word "commodities" accurately completes the sentence by fitting the definition of goods being exchanged in commerce.

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  • 2. 

    Greece imported what two major commodities from Egypt?

    • A.

      Linen

    • B.

      Frankincense

    • C.

      Flour

    • D.

      Papyrus

    • E.

      Hides

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Linen
    D. Papyrus
    Explanation
    Greece imported linen and papyrus from Egypt. Linen was a major commodity because it was used to make clothing and other textiles. Papyrus was also important as it was used for making paper and writing materials. These two commodities were in high demand in Greece and were therefore imported from Egypt.

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  • 3. 

    Greece imported what two major commodities from Phoenicia?

    • A.

      Cheese

    • B.

      Iron ore

    • C.

      Dates

    • D.

      Wheat flour

    • E.

      Linen

    Correct Answer(s)
    C. Dates
    D. Wheat flour
    Explanation
    Greece imported dates and wheat flour from Phoenicia. These two commodities were major imports from Phoenicia, indicating that Greece relied on Phoenicia for their supply. Dates and wheat flour were likely important for Greece's food and culinary needs, as well as for trade and commerce.

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  • 4. 

    Greece imported what two major commodities from Syracuse?

    • A.

      Dates

    • B.

      Pork

    • C.

      Wheat

    • D.

      Cheese

    • E.

      Frankincense

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Pork
    D. Cheese
    Explanation
    Greece imported pork and cheese from Syracuse. These two commodities were major imports from Syracuse to Greece.

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  • 5. 

    Greece imported what two major commodities from Gaul (France)?

    • A.

      Linen

    • B.

      Hides

    • C.

      Cheeses

    • D.

      Pork

    • E.

      Dates

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Hides
    C. Cheeses
    Explanation
    Greece imported hides and cheeses from Gaul (France). These two commodities were likely in high demand in Greece and Gaul had a strong production and export of these goods. Hides were used for various purposes such as making leather products, while cheeses were a popular food item. This trade between Greece and Gaul would have benefited both regions economically and culturally.

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  • 6. 

    Greece imported what major commodity from Syria?

    • A.

      Papyrus

    • B.

      Frankincense

    • C.

      Dates

    • D.

      Wheat flour

    • E.

      Pork

    Correct Answer
    B. Frankincense
    Explanation
    Frankincense is the correct answer because it was a major commodity imported from Syria to Greece. Frankincense is a fragrant resin obtained from trees and was highly valued in ancient times for its use in religious rituals, perfumes, and medicines. It was a significant trade item between the two regions, as Syria was known for its production of high-quality frankincense.

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  • 7. 

    Greece imported what major commodity from Africa?

    • A.

      Cheeses

    • B.

      Wheat

    • C.

      Dates

    • D.

      Hides

    • E.

      Ivory

    Correct Answer
    E. Ivory
    Explanation
    Greece imported ivory from Africa. Ivory is a major commodity that is obtained from the tusks of elephants and other animals. It is highly valued for its beauty and durability, making it a sought-after material for various purposes such as carving, jewelry, and decorative items. Greece, known for its rich cultural history and craftsmanship, likely imported ivory from Africa to use in their artistic creations and luxury goods.

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  • 8. 

    Greece imported what major commodity from Elba?

    • A.

      Wheat

    • B.

      Iron ore

    • C.

      Linen

    • D.

      Ivory

    • E.

      Cheeses

    Correct Answer
    B. Iron ore
    Explanation
    Greece imported iron ore from Elba. Iron ore is a major commodity used in the production of iron and steel. Greece, being a country with a rich history in metallurgy and metalworking, would have had a high demand for iron ore to support its industries. Elba, an island in Italy, is known for its iron ore deposits, making it a likely source for Greece's import of this commodity.

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  • 9. 

    Greece imported what major commodity from Ukraine?

    • A.

      Papyrus

    • B.

      Pork

    • C.

      Cheese

    • D.

      Wheat

    • E.

      Ivory

    Correct Answer
    D. Wheat
    Explanation
    Greece imported wheat from Ukraine. Wheat is a major commodity that is commonly traded between countries. It is a staple food for many countries, including Greece, and is used to make various products such as bread, pasta, and pastries. Ukraine is known for its large wheat production and is one of the world's leading exporters of wheat. Therefore, it is plausible that Greece would import wheat from Ukraine to meet its domestic demand.

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  • 10. 

    Name one commodity that Greece sent to Attica.

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    Greece sent olive oil to Attica.

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  • 11. 

    Name one commodity that Greece sent to Euboea.

    Correct Answer
    Explanation
    Greece sent olive oil to Euboea.

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  • 12. 

    Name one commodity that Greece sent to Thessaly.

    Correct Answer
    horses
    Explanation
    Greece sent horses to Thessaly.

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  • 13. 

    Name one commodity that Greece sent to Miletus, Chios, and Samos.

    Correct Answer
    wine
    wool
    carpets
    Explanation
    Greece sent wine, wool, and carpets to Miletus, Chios, and Samos. These commodities were likely in high demand in these regions, either for trade or consumption. Wine was a popular commodity for trade in ancient Greece, as it was produced in abundance and highly valued. Wool was also a valuable commodity, as Greece had a thriving sheep industry and produced high-quality wool. Carpets, although not specifically mentioned in the question, were likely sent as well, as Greece was known for its textile production, including carpets.

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  • 14. 

    The chief means of transportation was _____________ shipping because of the poor quality of Greek roads.

    Correct Answer
    ocean
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ocean" because the question states that the poor quality of Greek roads made it difficult for transportation. Therefore, the most efficient and reliable means of transportation would be shipping through the ocean.

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  • 15. 

    1. In which city did Tom Sawyer live?

    • A.

      San Diego

    • B.

      New York

    • C.

      Seattle

    • D.

      Rural America near the Mississippi River

    Correct Answer
    D. Rural America near the Mississippi River
    Explanation
    Tom Sawyer lived in rural America near the Mississippi River. This is evident from the fact that the other options provided are all cities, whereas the correct answer specifies a rural location. Additionally, the mention of the Mississippi River is significant as it is closely associated with Mark Twain's novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," in which the character of Tom Sawyer is set in a small town along the Mississippi River.

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