First Semester Exam Practice

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Practice questions for our 1st Semester Exam.


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  • 1. 
    What was the first Greek city-state?
    • A. 

      Minoan

    • B. 

      Mycenae

    • C. 

      Athens

    • D. 

      Sparta

  • 2. 
    At Thermopylae Pass, the Spartan troops
    • A. 

      Were especially brave, even though they were outnumbered

    • B. 

      Were all poisoned by the enemy

    • C. 

      Refused to fight

    • D. 

      Were defeated easily

  • 3. 
    According to Greek religion, the gods lives
    • A. 

      Within the hearts of the people

    • B. 

      In natural objects such as rocks, trees, etc...

    • C. 

      On Mount Olympus

    • D. 

      On the Moon

  • 4. 
    ______ is considered by many to be the greatest historian of the ancient world.
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Euripides

    • C. 

      Thucydides

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 5. 
    The mathematician Euclid wrote the Elements, which was a
    • A. 

      Discussion of specific gravity

    • B. 

      Treatise on the geometry of spheres and cylinders

    • C. 

      Revolutionary exploration of art, including the value of painting

    • D. 

      A textbook on plane geometry that has been used up to modern times.

  • 6. 
    A _______ is a form of government in which the leader is not a monarch and certain citizens have the right to vote.
    • A. 

      Polis

    • B. 

      Monarchy

    • C. 

      Republic

    • D. 

      Dictatorship

  • 7. 
    _________ became the first Christian emperor of Rome.
    • A. 

      Constantine

    • B. 

      Diocletian

    • C. 

      Nero

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar

  • 8. 
    The ________ were the first invaders to sack Rome.
    • A. 

      Ostrogoths

    • B. 

      Visigoths

    • C. 

      Aryans

    • D. 

      Huns

  • 9. 
    The body of laws known as the ______, was one of Rome's chief gifts to later generations.
    • A. 

      Twelve Tables

    • B. 

      Ten Commandments

    • C. 

      Constitution of the Roman Republic

    • D. 

      Law of Nations

  • 10. 
    The first triumvirate was made up of
    • A. 

      Crassus, Marc Antony, Lepidus

    • B. 

      Julius Caesar, Lepidus, Pompey

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey

    • D. 

      Marc Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian

  • 11. 
    Under which emperor did Rome adopt Christianity as its official religion?
    • A. 

      Constantine

    • B. 

      Theodosius the Great

    • C. 

      Julius Caesar

    • D. 

      Nero

  • 12. 
    It was through the Muslim world that Europeans
    • A. 

      Were able to obtain products from Spain and Egypt

    • B. 

      Recovered the works of Aristotle and other Greek philosophers

    • C. 

      Developed an appreciation for painting and sculpture

    • D. 

      Discovered tobacco

  • 13. 
    One of the Five Pillars of Islam, the hajj is
    • A. 

      One's duty to give alms to the poor and unfortunate

    • B. 

      A public prayer on Friday at midday

    • C. 

      The observation of the holy month of July

    • D. 

      A pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah)

  • 14. 
    The revolt of Hussein in the early Umayyad period led to
    • A. 

      A bloody war that lasted seven hours

    • B. 

      The split of Islam into two groups, the Shiites and the Sunni

    • C. 

      The strengthening of the Umayyad dynasty

    • D. 

      A total disregard of the burial place of Muhammad

  • 15. 
    After Muhammad's death, Muslim scholars drew up the shari'ah, which is
    • A. 

      A law code that provides believers with a set of practical laws to regulate their daily lives.

    • B. 

      An elaborate burial ritual still performed at Muslim funerals today

    • C. 

      A collection of Muhammad's wisdom and teachings that was added to the Q'uran.

    • D. 

      Also known as the Six Pillars of Islam

  • 16. 
    A _________ was a heavy, wheeled plow with an iron plowshare.
    • A. 

      Dozer

    • B. 

      Carruca

    • C. 

      Shovel

    • D. 

      Cabochan

  • 17. 
    Serfs were different than peasants in that serfs
    • A. 

      Owned the land they worked on

    • B. 

      Could live anywhere they chose except land that was part of a lord's estate

    • C. 

      Were legally bound to the land upon which they worked and lived

    • D. 

      Lived in cities and were not farmers like the peasants

  • 18. 
    _______ literature was literature written in the language of everyday speech in an particular region.
    • A. 

      Biblical

    • B. 

      Philosophical

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Vernacular

  • 19. 
    Peasants were requird to pay the local church a tithe, which was
    • A. 

      A yearly amount of money based on the number of pets in their family

    • B. 

      Ten percent of their produce

    • C. 

      A weekly amount of money determined by the lord of the manor

    • D. 

      One-third of their goats

  • 20. 
    To achieve his political ends, Pope Innocent III, often used an interdict, which
    • A. 

      Allowed the pope to choose a king's successor

    • B. 

      Forbade certain groups from having children

    • C. 

      Prohibited priests from giving the sacraments of the church to a particular group of people

    • D. 

      Declared a holy war against the enemies of the church

  • 21. 
    The Black Death killed nearly 38 million people, resulting in
    • A. 

      A collapse of the caste system

    • B. 

      A severe famine

    • C. 

      Severe economic consequences

    • D. 

      The collapse of the Catholic church

  • 22. 
    ________ was the first Protestant faith.
    • A. 

      Calvinism

    • B. 

      Zoroastrianism

    • C. 

      Christian Humanism

    • D. 

      Lutheranism

  • 23. 
    The Inquisition was
    • A. 

      A court created by the Catholic church to try find and try heretics

    • B. 

      A ruthless group of nuns who enjoyed torture and execution

    • C. 

      Remarkably effective in its hunt for heretics because no one expected it

    • D. 

      An organization whose hidden purpose was to increase the political power of the Catholic Church

  • 24. 
    Leonardo Da Vinci was an excellent example of Renaissance Italy's social ideal because he
    • A. 

      Was a politician, and politicians were considered the pinnacle of human achievement

    • B. 

      Came from a wealthy family and greatly improved his family's status in society

    • C. 

      Wrote grand romantic poetry an insightful political treatises.

    • D. 

      Was a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, and mathematician

  • 25. 
    The Peace of Augsburg formally
    • A. 

      Made Martin Luther the patron saint of the Holy Roman Empire

    • B. 

      Accepted the division of Christianity in Germany

    • C. 

      Established the doctrine of Lutheranism

    • D. 

      Ended the war between France and Morocco

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