The End Of Greece

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Read the selection about the end of Greece starting in chapter 7 in the book The Ancient Greeks by Don Nardo. Take the Challenge!

This may be your last shot to escape the Minotaur, so good luck to you!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did it seem like the Greek City States were always doing?

    • A.

      Partying

    • B.

      Bickering and fighting

    • C.

      Writing Greek tragedies

    Correct Answer
    B. Bickering and fighting
    Explanation
    The Greek City States were known for their constant conflicts and disagreements, which led to a state of continuous bickering and fighting. This was a result of their independent and competitive nature, as each city-state sought to establish dominance and protect its interests. The Greek City States engaged in numerous wars and disputes, both internally and externally, which shaped their history and politics. This constant state of conflict was a defining characteristic of the Greek City States and set them apart from other civilizations of the time.

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  • 2. 

    What did Philip and Alexander try to do?

    • A.

      Split control of Greece between them

    • B.

      Attempt to create a confederacy of states

    • C.

      Write Greek tragedies

    Correct Answer
    B. Attempt to create a confederacy of states
    Explanation
    Philip and Alexander attempted to create a confederacy of states. This means that they aimed to establish a unified political organization where multiple states would come together and form a central authority. This would have allowed for shared decision-making and cooperation among the states involved. By creating a confederacy, Philip and Alexander sought to consolidate power and create a stronger political entity in Greece.

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  • 3. 

    Which culture began to attack the Greek culture?

    Correct Answer
    Roman
    Explanation
    The Roman culture began to attack the Greek culture. The Romans admired and were influenced by Greek culture, but as they expanded their empire, they began to see themselves as superior to the Greeks. This led to a gradual decline in Greek influence and the Romans actively sought to assimilate and dominate Greek territories. The Roman conquest of Greece in 146 BCE marked a turning point in the decline of Greek culture and the rise of Roman dominance in the Mediterranean.

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  • 4. 

    Who was one of the most powerful Greek Hellenistic rulers of the time?

    Correct Answer
    Pyrrhus
    Explanation
    Pyrrhus was one of the most powerful Greek Hellenistic rulers of the time. He was a skilled military leader and a king of Epirus. Pyrrhus is known for his victories against the Romans during the Pyrrhic War, where he inflicted heavy casualties on the Roman army. His military tactics and strategies were highly influential and earned him a reputation as a formidable ruler.

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  • 5. 

    What is a "Pyrrhic victory"?

    • A.

      An easy win

    • B.

      An excessively costly win

    • C.

      A Greek tragedy

    Correct Answer
    B. An excessively costly win
    Explanation
    A "Pyrrhic victory" refers to a win that comes at a very high cost or with significant losses. This term originates from the ancient Greek general Pyrrhus, who won battles against the Romans but suffered heavy casualties. Although victorious, the losses were so great that they ultimately weakened his army and hindered his overall success. Therefore, a "Pyrrhic victory" implies that the gains achieved through the win are overshadowed by the heavy toll it takes.

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  • 6. 

    Who won the 1st Punic War?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Carthage

    Correct Answer
    A. Rome
    Explanation
    Rome won the 1st Punic War because they were able to defeat Carthage and establish their dominance in the Mediterranean region. They had a strong navy and were able to outmaneuver and outfight the Carthaginian forces. Rome also utilized their superior resources and manpower to their advantage, eventually forcing Carthage to surrender. This victory allowed Rome to gain control over Sicily, which was a major turning point in their rise to power.

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  • 7. 

    Who won the 2nd Punic War?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Carthage

    Correct Answer
    A. Rome
    Explanation
    Rome won the 2nd Punic War. The war was fought between Rome and Carthage from 218 to 201 BC. The conflict was primarily led by the Carthaginian general Hannibal, who inflicted heavy losses on the Romans in the early stages. However, Rome eventually turned the tide and emerged as the victor. This victory solidified Rome's dominance in the Mediterranean region and marked the decline of Carthage as a major power.

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  • 8. 

    Who won the 2nd Macedonian War?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Greece

    Correct Answer
    A. Rome
    Explanation
    Rome won the 2nd Macedonian War. This war took place between the Roman Republic and the Kingdom of Macedonia, led by King Philip V. Rome emerged victorious and gained control over Macedonia, establishing its dominance in the region. The war resulted in the decline of Macedonian power and further expansion of Roman influence in the Mediterranean.

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  • 9. 

    Who won the 3rd Macedonian War?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Greece

    Correct Answer
    A. Rome
    Explanation
    Rome won the 3rd Macedonian War because the Roman army, led by Lucius Aemilius Paullus, defeated the Macedonian forces in the Battle of Pydna in 168 BC. This victory marked the end of the Macedonian monarchy and the beginning of Roman control over Greece and Macedonia. Rome's victory in the war solidified its dominance in the region and further expanded its empire.

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  • 10. 

    The Greek Ptolemaic Kingdom is better known to us as the land of the Pyramids. What is this country?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Egypt

    • C.

      A country in a Greek tragedy

    Correct Answer
    B. Egypt
    Explanation
    The Greek Ptolemaic Kingdom refers to the period of Egyptian history when Egypt was ruled by the Ptolemaic dynasty, which was of Greek origin. During this time, the famous Pyramids of Giza were already ancient structures. Therefore, the correct answer is Egypt, as it is commonly associated with the land of the Pyramids.

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  • 11. 

    Did Egypt fight the Romans?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Egypt did not fight the Romans. Egypt was conquered by the Romans in 30 BC, when the last ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty, Cleopatra VII, died. After that, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire and was ruled by Roman governors. While there may have been occasional conflicts or uprisings in Egypt during Roman rule, it cannot be said that Egypt as a whole fought against the Romans.

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  • 12. 

    Name the very famous Ptolemaic queen.

    Correct Answer
    Cleopatra
    Explanation
    Cleopatra is the correct answer because she is widely known as the most famous Ptolemaic queen. She was a powerful ruler of ancient Egypt and is remembered for her beauty, intelligence, and political prowess. Cleopatra's reign was marked by her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, as well as her efforts to maintain Egypt's independence from the Roman Empire. Her story has been immortalized in literature, art, and film, making her one of the most iconic figures in history.

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  • 13. 

    Cleopatra allied herself with two men to rule the whole East. Who were they?

    • A.

      Julius Caesar and his friend Salad

    • B.

      Mark Antony and JLo

    • C.

      Julius Caesar and Mark Antony

    Correct Answer
    C. Julius Caesar and Mark Antony
    Explanation
    Cleopatra allied herself with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony to rule the whole East. Julius Caesar was a powerful Roman general and statesman who became Cleopatra's lover and supported her in her struggle for the Egyptian throne. Mark Antony was a Roman politician and military leader who also became Cleopatra's lover and formed a political and military alliance with her. Together, they aimed to expand their power and influence in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

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  • 14. 

    Who eventually messed up their plans?

    • A.

      December Caesar

    • B.

      JLO

    • C.

      Octavian/Augustus Caesar

    Correct Answer
    C. Octavian/Augustus Caesar
    Explanation
    Octavian/Augustus Caesar eventually messed up their plans. This can be inferred from the context given that the question asks who "eventually" messed up their plans, implying that there was a progression or development leading to this outcome. Without further information, it is difficult to determine the specific plans or actions that Octavian/Augustus Caesar disrupted. However, based on historical knowledge, Octavian/Augustus Caesar was a prominent figure in ancient Rome and played a significant role in the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire, suggesting that his actions may have had far-reaching consequences.

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  • 15. 

    What was the date for the 2nd Punic War?

    • A.

      264 - 241 B.C.

    • B.

      218 - 202 B.C.

    • C.

      200 - 197 B.C.

    • D.

      171- 168 B.C.

    Correct Answer
    B. 218 - 202 B.C.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 218 - 202 B.C. The 2nd Punic War was a conflict between Rome and Carthage, and it lasted from 218 to 202 B.C. This war was primarily fought by the famous Carthaginian general Hannibal, who famously marched his army across the Alps to attack Rome. The war ended with the defeat of Carthage and the establishment of Roman dominance in the Mediterranean.

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  • 16. 

    What was the date for the 2nd Macedonian War?

    • A.

      264 - 241 B.C.

    • B.

      218 - 202 B.C.

    • C.

      200 - 197 B.C.

    • D.

      171- 168 B.C.

    Correct Answer
    C. 200 - 197 B.C.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 200 - 197 B.C. The 2nd Macedonian War took place during this time period.

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  • 17. 

    What was the date for the 3rd Macedonian War?

    • A.

      264 - 241 B.C.

    • B.

      218 - 202 B.C.

    • C.

      200 - 197 B.C.

    • D.

      171- 168 B.C.

    Correct Answer
    D. 171- 168 B.C.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 171-168 B.C. This period corresponds to the date of the 3rd Macedonian War. The war was fought between the Roman Republic and the Kingdom of Macedon, and it lasted from 171 to 168 B.C. This conflict resulted in the defeat of Macedon and the end of its independence, as it was eventually incorporated into the Roman Empire.

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