Greece The Minoans Quiz

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Greece The Minoans Quiz

Use questions in this quiz to prep for your Unit Lesson quiz on Greece The Minoans.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why do historians look to Minoan art to understand their civilization?
    • A. 

      The Minoans did not write anything down.

    • B. 

      Historians haven't yet been able to translate Minoan text.

    • C. 

      Their art tells historians how the Minoans lived. Their writing only tells historians what they thought.

    • D. 

      Their art is all they left behind when they abandoned the island.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following reasons made the Minoans unique for their time in history?
    • A. 

      Men and women were about equal in their society.

    • B. 

      Their chief god was female.

    • C. 

      They built the first indoor shopping centers.

    • D. 

      Their is no record of slavery.

    • E. 

      Even common homes had 6 or 8 rooms and were built from stone.

    • F. 

      They conquered others using superior military technology.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following describe the Minoans?
    • A. 

      Short, nasty, and brutish.

    • B. 

      Simple, lazy, lost, and cheep.

    • C. 

      Nature loving, creative, and happy.

    • D. 

      Wealthy, peaceful, and traders.

  • 4. 
    What are two advantages the geography of Crete gave to early Minoan settlers?
    • A. 

      Is in the middle of Mediterranean trading routes.

    • B. 

      Already had large herds of cows.

    • C. 

      The landscape was good for painting.

    • D. 

      Land supported agriculture.

  • 5. 
    From where do the Minoans get their name?
    • A. 

      From the legendary King Minos.

    • B. 

      From the name of their capital city.

    • C. 

      From the palace at Knossos.

    • D. 

      From the legendary Minotaur.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following describes the Minoan palace at Knossos?
    • A. 

      With 1500 rooms and passageways, it seemed like a labyrinth.

    • B. 

      It had an underground bull ring.

    • C. 

      Its artwork tells us much about Minoan daily life.

    • D. 

      It covered 6 football fields.

  • 7. 
    What is one sport closely associated with Minoan civilization?
    • A. 

      Sword fighting.

    • B. 

      Bear wrestling.

    • C. 

      Watermelon seed spitting.

    • D. 

      Bull jumping.

  • 8. 
    Minoan religious practices included...
    • A. 

      Snake sacrifices.

    • B. 

      Worship of a snake goddess.

    • C. 

      Snake tattoos.

    • D. 

      Ritual bathing.

  • 9. 
    What events led to the downfall of Minoan civilization?
    • A. 

      Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

    • B. 

      Drought and flooding.

    • C. 

      The Mycenaeans and poorly made pottery.

    • D. 

      Invaders from the Greek mainland.

  • 10. 
    The Minoans gained their wealth through conquest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False