Dhsnjrotc Ns2 Early Western Civilization

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A Quiz over Early Western Civilization


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  • 1. 
    The first people known to use sea power were the sailors and traders of ancient
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Pheonicia

    • C. 

      Greece

    • D. 

      Crete

  • 2. 
    Early warships, which were crewed by trained fighting men and propelled by oars as well as sails, were called
    • A. 

      Frigates

    • B. 

      Trading ships

    • C. 

      Galleys

    • D. 

      Boats of war

  • 3. 
    For many centuries after the fall of Rome in 476 A.D., Europe suffered in the turmoil of the Dark Ages while the Middle East, North Africa, and Eastern Mediterraneanfell under the control of the
    • A. 

      Moslems

    • B. 

      Byzantine Empire

    • C. 

      Italian States

    • D. 

      Spanish

  • 4. 
    The capital of the Byzantine Empire was at
    • A. 

      Constantinople

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      Athens

    • D. 

      Macedonia

  • 5. 
    The longest period of peace in world history was known as the
    • A. 

      Mare Nostrom

    • B. 

      Pax Romana

    • C. 

      Golden Age of Athens

    • D. 

      Crusades

  • 6. 
    Our alphabet is based on the alphabet of what ancient people?
    • A. 

      Pheonicians

    • B. 

      Greeks

    • C. 

      Romans

    • D. 

      Cretans

  • 7. 
    What famous was was fought to secure control of the Turkish Straits in order to insure Greek control of the Aegean-Black Sea trade?
    • A. 

      The Crusades

    • B. 

      The Punic War

    • C. 

      The Trojan War

    • D. 

      The French and Indian War

  • 8. 
    What city is known as the birthplace of democracy in government?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Athens

    • C. 

      Carthage

    • D. 

      Macedonia

  • 9. 
    The Punic Wars were between what two major powers?
    • A. 

      Rome and Carthage

    • B. 

      Greece and Persia

    • C. 

      Arabs and Christian

    • D. 

      Spain and England

  • 10. 
    King Phillip II sent his Spanish Armada against England in 1588 for which of the following reasons?
    • A. 

      To retain Spains supremacy on the seas

    • B. 

      To stop English privateers from raiding his ships

    • C. 

      To bring England back into the Catholic church

    • D. 

      All the above

  • 11. 
    The first to seek new sea routes to the Indies and the Orient were the
    • A. 

      Portuguese

    • B. 

      Spanish

    • C. 

      English

    • D. 

      Dutch

  • 12. 
    With the Treaty of Paris in 1763, the war in North America between France and England ended. Who controlled the world's seas at the time?
    • A. 

      France

    • B. 

      Spain

    • C. 

      England

    • D. 

      Portugal

  • 13. 
    After the battle of Salamis of 480 B.C., the great period of peace during which theater, sculpture, writing, and philosophy fllourished is known as the
    • A. 

      Age of Alexander the Great

    • B. 

      Renaissance

    • C. 

      Golden Age of Athens

    • D. 

      Western Civilization Age

  • 14. 
    National wealth was measured by the amount of treasure in the royal vaults. The total wealth of the world was limited. To become richer and more powerful, a nation had to make some other nation poorer through capture of its trade and colonies. This was
    • A. 

      Hanseatic League

    • B. 

      Pax Romana

    • C. 

      Mercantile Theory

    • D. 

      Mare Nostrom

  • 15. 
    In the battle of Lepanto in 1571, Christian forces defeated the
    • A. 

      Greeks

    • B. 

      Ottoman Turks

    • C. 

      Moors

    • D. 

      Romans

  • 16. 
    The ability of a nation to defend her own sea communication and to deny the enemy the use of the sea to carry on a war is called
    • A. 

      Sea control

    • B. 

      Maritime strength

    • C. 

      Sea power

    • D. 

      Strength of the seas

  • 17. 
    Which of the following were English "sea dogs"?
    • A. 

      Sir Francis Drake, Sir John Hawkins, and Martin Frobisher

    • B. 

      Lord Admiral Charles Howard, and the Duke of Medina Sidonia

    • C. 

      Bartholomeu Diaz, Vasco da Gama, and Christopher Columbus

    • D. 

      Don John, Ali Pasha, and Mark Antony

  • 18. 
    The second group to master the sea were the
    • A. 

      Cretes

    • B. 

      Romans

    • C. 

      Phoenicians

    • D. 

      Greeks

  • 19. 
    What treaty in 1763 ended the war in North America between France and England?
    • A. 

      Treaty of the Spanish Armada

    • B. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • C. 

      Treaty of Salamis

    • D. 

      Treaty of Yorktown

  • 20. 
    What group of Europeans became the leaders of Western culture after the Greeks?
    • A. 

      Moors

    • B. 

      Romans

    • C. 

      Phoenicians

    • D. 

      Persians

  • 21. 
    What Italian state became a great commercial and naval power during the Crusades?
    • A. 

      Venice

    • B. 

      Carthage

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Spain

  • 22. 
    The "Age of Discovery" was referred to as being a new age of
    • A. 

      Economic growth

    • B. 

      Trade relations among nations

    • C. 

      Sea power

    • D. 

      Privateering

  • 23. 
    Who led Maine backwoodsmen in the first American capture of a British ship?
    • A. 

      John Paul Jones

    • B. 

      Benedict Arnold

    • C. 

      George Washington

    • D. 

      Jeremiah O'Brien

  • 24. 
    Instead of meeting General Burgyone in Albany in 1777, General Howe made an ill-advised decision to capture which city?
    • A. 

      New York City

    • B. 

      Boston

    • C. 

      Philadelphia

    • D. 

      Savannah

  • 25. 
    Although General Arnold defeated the British at Lake Champlain in 1775 was not a conventional "victory" (he lost all his ships) the battle benefitted American troops by
    • A. 

      Severely damaging the British Fleet

    • B. 

      Saving Yorktown

    • C. 

      Slowing the British advance enough to allow the Americans time to regroup and train troops

    • D. 

      Retaking Fort Ticonderoga

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