Classical Greece

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  • 1. 
    How did the Greek and Chinese civilizations differ?
    • A. 

      The greek forms of political organization were generally less centralized than those of Chinese civilization

    • B. 

      The Chinese forms of political organization were generally less centralized than those of Greek civilization.

    • C. 

      The greeks were unable to develop sophisticated philosophical systems of thought

    • D. 

      The chinese were unable to develop sophiscticated philosophical systems of thought

  • 2. 
    Who founded the Persian religion based on the cosmic struggle between the forces of good and evil?
    • A. 

      Cyrus the Great

    • B. 

      Zoroaster

    • C. 

      Darius

    • D. 

      Xerxes

  • 3. 
    The term "Hellenistic" refers to greek culture
    • A. 

      Between 800 B.C. and 400 B.C.E

    • B. 

      Before 800 B.C.E

    • C. 

      After 400 B.C.E

    • D. 

      During Myceanaean civilization

  • 4. 
    The term "Hellenism'' refers to Greek culture
    • A. 

      Between 800 B.C. and 400 B.C.E.

    • B. 

      Before 800 B.C.E.

    • C. 

      After 400 B.C.E.

    • D. 

      After 400 B.C.E.

  • 5. 
    Greek religion was clearly influenced by
    • A. 

      The pantheon of mesopotamian gods

    • B. 

      Zoroastrianism

    • C. 

      The pantheon of egyptian gods

    • D. 

      The indo-european culture of migrating Dorians

  • 6. 
    The Greek governments of the Hellenic period largely consisted of
    • A. 

      Feudal vassals loosely controlled by a single ruler

    • B. 

      City-states

    • C. 

      Regional kingdoms

    • D. 

      A unified empire under a single ruler

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      There was a growing spirit of loyalty to the community rather than to individuals

    • B. 

      There was a greater commitment on the part of all citizens of the city states to public service

    • C. 

      All poleis banned the aristocracy from further participation in the affairs of the city-states and initiated truly democratic governments

    • D. 

      More people became eligible for military service, which in turn made more people qualified for political participation

  • 8. 
    Which of the following groups was excluded from participation in the Athenian democracy of the 5th century B.C.E.
    • A. 

      merchants

    • B. 

      Aristocrats

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Free farmers from the countryside

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements accurately describes a difference between the classical Chinese approach to politics and the approach of Hellenic Greece to politics?
    • A. 

      The Chinese lacked the bureaucracy that made democratic government in Greece possible

    • B. 

      Greek politics emphasized a single, centralized system of authority.

    • C. 

      China placed less emphasis on hierarchy and obedience to authority than did the Greeks.

    • D. 

      The Greeks placed more emphasis on participation and less on bureaucracy.

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was the person who allegedly received messages from the god Apollo and passed them on in cryptic form to believers?
    • A. 

      Themistocles

    • B. 

      The oracle at Olympus

    • C. 

      Aristophanes

    • D. 

      The oracle at Delphi

  • 11. 
    The Delian League eventually became
    • A. 

      Alexander the great's empire

    • B. 

      The Athenian empire.

    • C. 

      The Persian empire

    • D. 

      The Spartan empire.

  • 12. 
    The war between Athens and Sparta for dominance in Hellenic Greece was called the
    • A. 

      Pyrrhic War.

    • B. 

      Persian War.

    • C. 

      Peloponnesian War.

    • D. 

      Corinthian War.

  • 13. 
    The person responsible for the consolidation and centralization of the kingdom of Macedon was
    • A. 

      Philip II

    • B. 

      Alexander the Great

    • C. 

      Cyrus the Great.

    • D. 

      Pericles.

  • 14. 
    The regional dynasty that ruled Egypt after Alexander's death was the
    • A. 

      Ptolemies

    • B. 

      Abbasids.

    • C. 

      Antigonids.

    • D. 

      Seleucids.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following statements most accurately compares Greek religion to that of the Indian and Chinese civilizations?
    • A. 

      Greek religion was more strongly spiritual than either the Indian or Chinese religion

    • B. 

      Greek religion was a comparatively primitive belief in spirits of nature elevated into a complex set of gods

    • C. 

      The Greeks failed to develop a religion of any kind

    • D. 

      Greek religion was a vastly more sophisticated belief based on moral precepts and a strong attachmeni to an afterlife.

  • 16. 
    Chinese Daoism can best be compared to what aspect of Greek religion?
    • A. 

      The struggle between man and nature

    • B. 

      The mystery religions

    • C. 

      Animism

    • D. 

      The pantheon of gods

  • 17. 
    Which of the following represents a difference between the economies of Greece and China?
    • A. 

      China's economy paid less attention to improving manufacturing technology.

    • B. 

      Greece failed to colonize as did China during the classical period.

    • C. 

      China was not an agricultural economy.

    • D. 

      Greece depended more on slave labor than did China.

  • 18. 
    The unfree agricultural workers of the Spartan city-state were called
    • A. 

      Homoioi.

    • B. 

      Phalanxes.

    • C. 

      Helots.

    • D. 

      Metics.

  • 19. 
    Compared to modern American ideas about democracy, Athenian democracy was distinctive
    • A. 

      Urging that all citizens participate directly in law and policy making

    • B. 

      In its concept of citizenship

    • C. 

      Urging that the state adopt policies to benefit ordinary citizens

    • D. 

      Naming experienced leaders as military generals

    • E. 

      Separating foreign residents from citizens

  • 20. 
    The Socratic method emphasized the importance of
    • A. 

      Questioning

    • B. 

      Harmony

    • C. 

      Respect for elders

    • D. 

      Laboratory experiment

    • E. 

      Faith in authority

  • 21. 
    Hellenistic society registered special advances in
    • A. 

      Science

    • B. 

      Warfare

    • C. 

      Religious thought

    • D. 

      Xatin literature

    • E. 

      Democracy

  • 22. 
    The Greek and Hellenistic approach in science
    • A. 

      Stressed the importance of practical applications

    • B. 

      Stressed the regional regularities of nature

    • C. 

      Emphasized the mysterious forces of nature

    • D. 

      Was purely theoretical

    • E. 

      Heavily influenced China's scientific approach

  • 23. 
    Greek politics resembled Indian politics in
    • A. 

      The tendency of regional fragmentations

    • B. 

      The wide interest in diverse political theory

    • C. 

      The use of military rulers

    • D. 

      The role of slave labor in providing revenues

    • E. 

      The inclusion of women as political leaders

  • 24. 
    Compared to Chinese architecture, Greek architecture
    • A. 

      Emphasized tall towers and steeples not emphasize balance monumental styles

    • B. 

      Did not emphasize balance

    • C. 

      Featured monumental styles

    • D. 

      Was particularyly devoted to government buildings

    • E. 

      Avoided the use of color and decoration

  • 25. 
    The major impact of Alexander the Great's conquests was the
    • A. 

      Emination of foreign influences from Greek culture

    • B. 

      Establishment of a unified government for the eastern Mediterranean

    • C. 

      Birth of mystery religions and the forced migration of the Jewish people

    • D. 

      Spread of Greek culture throughout the eastern Mediterranean

    • E. 

      Destruction of regional trade and commerce.

  • 26. 
    In Greek society, women were treated as
    • A. 

      Equals to men, especially when it came to voting

    • B. 

      Gods,

    • C. 

      Inferior to men in both social and political affairs

    • D. 

      Slaves in every household

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    Both Greek and Chinese traditional societies had
    • A. 

      Dependence on slavery for labor

    • B. 

      Fluid social structure

    • C. 

      Unbroken dynastic cycle

    • D. 

      Authoritarian patriarchal family structure

    • E. 

      Decentralized political structure