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  • 1. 

    In the Agora, the_______ inspected the quality of the goods.

    • A.

      Angoranomoi

    • B.

      Metronomoi

    • C.

      Sythagoros

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Angoranomoi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Angoranomoi. In the Agora, the Angoranomoi inspected the quality of the goods.

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  • 2. 

    In the dolichos event, runners had to run 18 lengths of the track

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. It states that in the dolichos event, runners had to run 18 lengths of the track. However, the dolichos event was a long-distance race in ancient Greece, where runners had to cover varying distances ranging from 7 to 24 lengths of the track, depending on the specific competition. Therefore, the statement is incorrect as it provides a fixed number of lengths (18) for the dolichos event, which is not accurate.

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  • 3. 

    Athene gave this to the people of Athens

    • A.

      Infinite Wisdom

    • B.

      Her blessing

    • C.

      An olive tree

    • D.

      An owl (her sacred animal)

    Correct Answer
    C. An olive tree
    Explanation
    Athene, the Greek goddess of wisdom, gave the people of Athens an olive tree. In Greek mythology, the olive tree is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and abundance. It is believed that Athene gifted the olive tree to the Athenians as a symbol of her wisdom and blessings. The olive tree provided them with not only food and oil but also served as a reminder of Athene's presence and protection. Additionally, the olive tree was considered sacred to Athene, further emphasizing the significance of this gift.

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  • 4. 

    The statue of Athene the virgin is this tall

    • A.

      11 feet

    • B.

      10 feet

    • C.

      13 feet

    • D.

      12 feet

    Correct Answer
    D. 12 feet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 12 feet. This is the height of the statue of Athene the virgin.

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  • 5. 

    Another name for th acropolis (capitalized)

    Correct Answer
    High City
    high city
    The High City
    the high city
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "High City." The Acropolis refers to the elevated part of a city, typically containing important religious and governmental buildings. "High City" accurately describes this elevated location, emphasizing its position above the rest of the city. The other options, "high city," "The High City," and "the high city," are variations of the correct answer and also accurately describe the Acropolis.

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  • 6. 

    Herodotus wrote an account on ___ ___ ___

    Correct Answer
    The Persian War
    the persian war
    Explanation
    Herodotus wrote an account on The Persian War.

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  • 7. 

    To be exiled, a politician had to receive this many votes

    • A.

      500

    • B.

      600

    • C.

      700

    • D.

      800

    Correct Answer
    B. 600
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 600 because the question states that in order for a politician to be exiled, they had to receive a certain number of votes. Out of the given options, 600 is the only number that meets this requirement.

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  • 8. 

    The greek word for people

    • A.

      Kratos

    • B.

      Humos

    • C.

      Demos

    • D.

      Livos

    Correct Answer
    C. Demos
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Demos." In Greek, the word "demos" refers to the people or the population. It is commonly used to describe the collective body of citizens or inhabitants of a city-state or country.

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  • 9. 

    The jury had this many people

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      150

    • C.

      200

    • D.

      250

    Correct Answer
    C. 200
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 200. This suggests that the jury consisted of 200 people.

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  • 10. 

    In the ___ century, a man named Thales went to Egypt to study Philosophy

    Correct Answer
    6th
    6
    Sixth
    Six
    Explanation
    Thales went to Egypt to study Philosophy in the 6th century.

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  • 11. 

    Discus, javelin-throwing, running, jumping, and wrestling are all part of this event

    • A.

      Quatathalon

    • B.

      Trenatholon

    • C.

      Pentathalon

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Pentathalon
    Explanation
    The given activities, discus, javelin-throwing, running, jumping, and wrestling, are all part of the pentathlon event. The pentathlon is a multi-sport event that consists of five different disciplines, and these activities align with the disciplines of the pentathlon. Therefore, the correct answer is pentathlon.

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  • 12. 

    The Hellenistic period took place in this time

    • A.

      313-199 BC

    • B.

      490-221BC

    • C.

      333-100BC

    • D.

      303-200BC

    • E.

      323-100BC

    Correct Answer
    E. 323-100BC
    Explanation
    The Hellenistic period refers to the time period between 323-100 BC. This period began after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and lasted until the conquest of Egypt by the Romans in 30 BC. It was a time when Greek culture, language, and influence spread throughout the Mediterranean and Middle East, as a result of Alexander's conquests. During this period, there were significant advancements in various fields such as art, science, philosophy, and literature, as well as the blending of Greek and local cultures.

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  • 13. 

    Greek word for rule

    • A.

      Tyros

    • B.

      Rulos

    • C.

      Kratos

    • D.

      Moros

    Correct Answer
    C. Kratos
    Explanation
    Kratos is the correct answer because it is the Greek word for rule. The other options, Tyros, Rulos, and Moros, do not have any connection to the meaning of rule in Greek. Therefore, Kratos is the most suitable option that aligns with the given question.

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  • 14. 

    An ostraka was...

    • A.

      A jury

    • B.

      A broken piece of pot

    • C.

      An assembly

    • D.

      A magnificent feast held for the gods

    Correct Answer
    B. A broken piece of pot
    Explanation
    An ostraka refers to a broken piece of pottery. In ancient Greece, these broken pieces were often used as voting tokens in a process called ostracism, where citizens would vote to banish a person from the city for a period of ten years. The name "ostraka" derives from the Greek word for shell, as the broken pottery shards resembled shells. Therefore, the correct answer is "a broken piece of pot."

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  • 15. 

    This man was in charge of the legal affairs of metics

    • A.

      Basileus Archon

    • B.

      Eponymous Arhon

    • C.

      Strategoi Archon

    • D.

      Polemarch Archon

    Correct Answer
    D. Polemarch Archon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Polemarch Archon. The Polemarch Archon was responsible for overseeing military affairs in ancient Athens. They were in charge of commanding the army and making important decisions related to warfare. This position was one of the nine archons who held different administrative and judicial responsibilities in the city-state. While the other options listed also held important roles in Athenian society, the Polemarch Archon specifically dealt with legal matters concerning metics, who were resident foreigners in Athens.

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  • 16. 

    Despite having a coast full of natural ports, the Greeks still found it very hard to travel

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts the fact that the Greeks found it very hard to travel despite having a coast full of natural ports. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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