Final Exam Greek Civilization & Roman Empire

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  • 1. 
    Because of the geography of ancient Greece, the Greek communities developed
    • A. 

      Separate customs and beliefs

    • B. 

      Close ties with each other

    • C. 

      One central government

    • D. 

      New ways of hunting and gathering

  • 2. 
    One important event that took place in the Dark Ages of Greece was
    • A. 

      The destruction of all farmland.

    • B. 

      An increase in foreign trade.

    • C. 

      The disappearance of writing.

    • D. 

      The disappearance of oral traditions.

  • 3. 
    Unlike Athens, in ancient Athens, one third of all people were
    • A. 

      Famous artisans

    • B. 

      Successful merchants

    • C. 

      A pleasurable lifestyle

    • D. 

      Brave and skillful warriors

  • 4. 
    Citizens of Athens during the Golden Age saw
    • A. 

      The arts decline.

    • B. 

      Democracy flourish

    • C. 

      Poverty

    • D. 

      Income levels

  • 5. 
    Unlike most early Greeks, philosophers believed that the gods were
    • A. 

      The source of everything

    • B. 

      Not the source of everything

    • C. 

      In control of natural events

    • D. 

      The key to understanding natural events

  • 6. 
    While the Acropolis was the center of Athens' relighious life, the Agora was the center of 
    • A. 

      Public life

    • B. 

      Private life

    • C. 

      Military life

    • D. 

      Government

  • 7. 
    After the end of the Peloponnesian War, Athens was
    • A. 

      Never again a leader in the Greek world

    • B. 

      A place where the arts again flourished

    • C. 

      Faced with a plaque that killed many citizens

    • D. 

      Able to control Sparta's harbor

  • 8. 
    Under the leadership of Alexander the Great, Greece
    • A. 

      And its culture declined

    • B. 

      Was conquered by Persia

    • C. 

      Expanded its empire

    • D. 

      Destroyed Alexandria.

  • 9. 
    Some scholars believe that in ancient Athens, one third of all people were
    • A. 

      Children

    • B. 

      Slaves

    • C. 

      Teachers

    • D. 

      Artists

  • 10. 
    During the Hellenistic period, there were important achievements in
    • A. 

      Tragedy and comedy

    • B. 

      Mathematics and science

    • C. 

      Writing and printing

    • D. 

      Warfare and governerment

  • 11. 
    The land owned by an Etruscan wealth family is called
    • A. 

      Faces

    • B. 

      Praetors

    • C. 

      Scipio

    • D. 

      Estate

  • 12. 
    A trench system used by the Etruscans to both drain and irrigate the land
    • A. 

      Cuniculus

    • B. 

      Corvus

    • C. 

      Arch

    • D. 

      Estate

  • 13. 
    The Romans used this as a main feature  of their construction techniques when building temples or palaces.
    • A. 

      Keystone

    • B. 

      Praetors

    • C. 

      Twelve Tables

    • D. 

      Arch

  • 14. 
    Over see's the moral conduct of all citizens
    • A. 

      Censor

    • B. 

      Community

    • C. 

      Empire

    • D. 

      Veto

  • 15. 
    A division of power in the government to keep one branch from getting more powerful than the other branches
    • A. 

      Banks

    • B. 

      Checks and balances

    • C. 

      Government

    • D. 

      Post office

  • 16. 
    In times of emergengy an absolute ruler was appointed by the Senate for 6 months and had charge of the army and the courts is called
    • A. 

      Republic

    • B. 

      Ruler

    • C. 

      President

    • D. 

      Dictator

  • 17. 
    These started as Etruscan funeral practices, they were between the slaves of a dead nobleman were called.
    • A. 

      Games of death

    • B. 

      Praetor

    • C. 

      Gladiator games

    • D. 

      Chess

  • 18. 
    Why did the plebeians want laws to be written
    • A. 

      So their children could learn to read in Roman schools

    • B. 

      So their land would be protected from the government

    • C. 

      So the patricians couldn't pass new laws to easily

    • D. 

      They had no say in making the laws

  • 19. 
    Farmers and workers who make up most of the population of Rome
    • A. 

      Praetors

    • B. 

      Patricians

    • C. 

      Publicans

    • D. 

      Plebeians

  • 20. 
    During the first period of Roman expanision, the Romans
    • A. 

      Took over the Italian peninsula

    • B. 

      Conquered all of Europe

    • C. 

      Expanded into North Africa

    • D. 

      Became a dictatorship

  • 21. 
    How did Rome's expansion affect the plebeians?
    • A. 

      The plebeians got more land

    • B. 

      The plebeians got more slaves

    • C. 

      More plebeians had to serve in the army.

    • D. 

      More plebeians had to set up colonies.

  • 22. 
    2 men who were appointed by the assembly to govern Rome were
    • A. 

      Censor

    • B. 

      Corvus

    • C. 

      Cuniculus

    • D. 

      Consuls

  • 23. 
    The story of Romulus and Remus showed the Romans valued
    • A. 

      Cities in low, flat areas

    • B. 

      Lawbreakers

    • C. 

      People abandoned by the gods.

    • D. 

      Loyalty and justice.

  • 24. 
    A structure that carries water a long distance is called
    • A. 

      Aqueduct

    • B. 

      Province

    • C. 

      Pax Romana

    • D. 

      Republic

  • 25. 
    What are components (parts) of government that existed in Sparta during the time of ancient Greece? 
    • A. 

      The government controlled the voting process; it was mandatory to be part of the voting process; and they believed that people existed for the good of the state

    • B. 

      They believe that people existed for the good of the state

    • C. 

      Government was in control of the military; it was mandatory to part of the military; and they believe that the people existed for the good of the state

    • D. 

      The government was in control the media it was mandatory to part of the military; and they believe that the people existed for the good of the state

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