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  • 1. 
    What makes Greece a peninsula?
    • A. 

      The lack of large rivers

    • B. 

      The water on three sides

    • C. 

      The steep mountain slopes

    • D. 

      The large number of islands

  • 2. 
    How did Greek Mountains affect communication?
    • A. 

      They isolated communities.

    • B. 

      They promoted road building.

    • C. 

      They led people to write letters.

    • D. 

      They made farmers stop speaking.

  • 3. 
    The ancient Greeks did not lik to travel on land bacause they
    • A. 

      Did not want to offend the earth god.

    • B. 

      Were afraid of people from other villages.

    • C. 

      Used the land for farming instead of roads.

    • D. 

      Found traveling through the mountains difficult.

  • 4. 
    What made farming in ancient Greece especially difficult?
    • A. 

      Mud

    • B. 

      Rocks

    • C. 

      Bandits

    • D. 

      Climate

  • 5. 
    The ancient Greeks worshipped the sea god Poseidon. What does this tell about the Greeks?
    • A. 

      Thy believed in only one god.

    • B. 

      They lived in seperate villages.

    • C. 

      They relied on the sea for travel and trade.

    • D. 

      They stayed away from the sea as much as they could.

  • 6. 
    Suppose an adviser told a farmer, " You could grow more crops by using irrigation." What would the Greek farmer most likely reply?
    • A. 

      Our land is too low and flat.

    • B. 

      We do not have a big enough river.

    • C. 

      We do not have the labor to build ditches.

    • D. 

      Our engineers do not have the skill to design that.

  • 7. 
    Why did Greek communities sometimes fight each other?
    • A. 

      They had too many soldiers.

    • B. 

      They were crowded together.

    • C. 

      They could not start colonies.

    • D. 

      They each wanted more land.

  • 8. 
    Why did ancient Greek communities trade?
    • A. 

      To stop having to farm

    • B. 

      To get goods they needed

    • C. 

      To enjoy adventures at sea

    • D. 

      To give families work to do

  • 9. 
    Which choice of titles would best fit as colomn headings for the chart that is on the board? (LOOK AT THE WHITEBOARD TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION.)
    • A. 

      Wants and Needs

    • B. 

      Farms and Villages

    • C. 

      Goods and Services

    • D. 

      Exports and Imports

  • 10. 
    How was it possible that different parts of Greece had different forms of government?
    • A. 

      Different languages made communication difficult.

    • B. 

      Steep mountains kept people from different areas apart.

    • C. 

      Colonies were started by groups from different countries.

    • D. 

      Different kings made different rules about how to govern.

  • 11. 
    Which form of government in a Greek city-state usually came first?
    • A. 

      Tyranny

    • B. 

      Oligarchy

    • C. 

      Monarchy

    • D. 

      Democracy

  • 12. 
    How did most kings in ancient Greece come to power?
    • A. 

      They inherited from a relative.

    • B. 

      They were elected by the people.

    • C. 

      They paid merchants for support.

    • D. 

      They used soldiers to take control.

  • 13. 
    Which word in English comes from a Greek word meaning "few"?
    • A. 

      Tyrant

    • B. 

      Oligarch

    • C. 

      Monarch

    • D. 

      Democrat

  • 14. 
    Who would most likely said these words? I was in the army when people began to complain about members of the government getting richer while everybody else was getting poorer. So I stepped forward, and with the people's help, I became the leader.
    • A. 

      A king

    • B. 

      A tyrant

    • C. 

      A citizen

    • D. 

      An aristocrat

  • 15. 
    How was democracy in Athens different from other ancient forms of government?
    • A. 

      People might vote unwisely.

    • B. 

      Merchants made all the laws.

    • C. 

      Slaves were equal to free men.

    • D. 

      All citizens shared ruling power.

  • 16. 
    How was ancient Greek democracy different from democracy in the United States today?
    • A. 

      Citizens voted directly on all issues.

    • B. 

      Citizens gave their leaders total power.

    • C. 

      Citizens elected representatives to make laws.

    • D. 

      Citizens listened to the ideas of powerful speakers.

  • 17. 
    What idea that is important today came from ancient Athens?
    • A. 

      Nobody should be a slave.

    • B. 

      People should rulee themselves.

    • C. 

      Men and women should be equal.

    • D. 

      Leaders should be both wise and good.

  • 18. 
    Which feature of Athens's geography most affected its economy?
    • A. 

      It was on a peninsula.

    • B. 

      It was close to the sea.

    • C. 

      It was built on rocky cliffs.

    • D. 

      It was surrounded by fertile fields.

  • 19. 
    Which physical feature made Sparta somewhat isolated?
    • A. 

      Poor soil

    • B. 

      Broad rivers

    • C. 

      Major highways

    • D. 

      Surrounding mountains

  • 20. 
    How would a man become a member of Athen's Council of 500?
    • A. 

      He inherited the position.

    • B. 

      He was elected by citizens.

    • C. 

      He was chosen in a drawing.

    • D. 

      He overthrew a council member.

  • 21. 
    Why did Athenian schoolboys have to memorize everything?
    • A. 

      There were not enough books.

    • B. 

      Public speaking was important.

    • C. 

      They wanted to become citizens

    • D. 

      Examinations were very difficult.

  • 22. 
    A 12 year old Athenian girl would most likely get her education
    • A. 

      In another city.

    • B. 

      In a day school.

    • C. 

      From a priestess.

    • D. 

      From her mother.

  • 23. 
    Why is Sparta said to have been an oligarchy?
    • A. 

      Military strength was valued.

    • B. 

      It was organized as a city-state.

    • C. 

      The government had two kings.

    • D. 

      A small group held the most power.

  • 24. 
    Who made the most important government decisions in Sparta?
    • A. 

      Th Assembly

    • B. 

      The military leaders

    • C. 

      The Council of Elders

    • D. 

      The winners of sports games

  • 25. 
    Which sentence best describes education in Sparta?
    • A. 

      Children did not learn to read.

    • B. 

      Children studied sculpture and painting.

    • C. 

      Both boys and girls got military training.

    • D. 

      Both boys and girls learned to cook and clean.

  • 26. 
    Unlike the women of Athens, the women of Sparta
    • A. 

      Could not vote.

    • B. 

      Could own a lot of property.

    • C. 

      Had most influence in the home.

    • D. 

      Served equally with men in the army.

  • 27. 
    The Persian Empire began in present-day
    • A. 

      Iran.

    • B. 

      Italy.

    • C. 

      Russia.

    • D. 

      North Africa.

  • 28. 
    What was one reason Persia attacked Greece?
    • A. 

      Persia wanted revenge.

    • B. 

      Persia wanted farmland.

    • C. 

      Persia wanted Greek culture.

    • D. 

      Persia wanted better schools.

  • 29. 
    Suppose that an Athenian soldier wrote this passage, about 480 B.C.E. I will stand shoulder to shoulder with the brave men of Greece-- Spartans as well as my fellow Athenians--and fight to the death, if that is what it takes to stop the Persians. What does this passage indicate?
    • A. 

      Greece had never been invaded before.

    • B. 

      Greek men had never fought without women before.

    • C. 

      Athens and Sparta together would be stronger than Persia.

    • D. 

      Athenians and Spartans would join to fight a common enemy.

  • 30. 
    What was an important result of the Persian wars?
    • A. 

      They ended Greek independence.

    • B. 

      They destroyed the city of Sparta.

    • C. 

      They caused the Greeks to invent new gods.

    • D. 

      They prevented Persia from conquering Greece.

  • 31. 
    Why is Alexander called "Great"?
    • A. 

      He conquered a huge area.

    • B. 

      He created a lasting empire.

    • C. 

      He spread new kinds of farming.

    • D. 

      He set up independent city-states.

  • 32. 
    What was the lasting influence of Alexander's conquests to many places?
    • A. 

      The rise of a new religion

    • B. 

      The spread of Greek culture

    • C. 

      The growth of a nomadic way of life

    • D. 

      The political unity of Asia and Egypt

  • 33. 
    Which of the choices below is a part of American democracy that come from the ancient Greeks?
    • A. 

      Juries of citizens

    • B. 

      A Council of Elders

    • C. 

      One official religion

    • D. 

      Independent city-states

  • 34. 
    Which one of these list of items would Pythagoras and Euclid most likely have written about?
    • A. 

      Rocks, stones, and dirt

    • B. 

      Skin, blood, and bones

    • C. 

      Lines, circles, and squares

    • D. 

      Actors, costumes, and stages

  • 35. 
    Which of these ideas was first introduced in ancient Greece?
    • A. 

      Earth moves around the sun.

    • B. 

      The planets affect human lives.

    • C. 

      It is good to study the night sky.

    • D. 

      The moon seems to change shape.

  • 36. 
    Who would be the most likely to use lines of latitude and longitude?
    • A. 

      A painter

    • B. 

      An architect

    • C. 

      A mapmaker

    • D. 

      An astronomer

  • 37. 
    What influence from ancient Greece is visible in the picture of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.? (Refer to the picture on the smartboard)
    • A. 

      The use of columns

    • B. 

      The honoring of heroes

    • C. 

      The effect of bright lights

    • D. 

      The importance of religion

  • 38. 
    What was the purpose of the first Olympics?
    • A. 

      To honor a Greek god

    • B. 

      To choose military leaders

    • C. 

      To decide who would be king

    • D. 

      To reach the top of Mount Olympus

  • 39. 
    How did Greek scientists make their most important discoveries?
    • A. 

      THey got the citizens to vote.

    • B. 

      They translated Egyptian texts.

    • C. 

      They built complicated machines.

    • D. 

      They observed and asked questions.

  • 40. 
    The world's first democracy was located in the city-state of Athens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False