Socials Exam Practice Quiz 2

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grade 7 @ st georges. Read the questions carefully.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The peak of Athens was 479-431 AD

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    439-431 BC, not AD

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  • 2. 

    The agora was known as the High City

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It was the ACROPOLIS not the AGORA

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  • 3. 

    Athens laid the basis for modern European civilization

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Athens is widely regarded as the birthplace of democracy, philosophy, and Western civilization. It was a center of learning and intellectual development during ancient times. The city-state's contributions in areas such as politics, art, literature, and architecture have had a profound and lasting impact on European civilization. The development of democratic principles, the establishment of educational institutions, and the advancements in various fields made by Athenian thinkers and artists have shaped the foundations of modern Europe. Therefore, it can be concluded that Athens laid the basis for modern European civilization.

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  • 4. 

    ______ was at the heart of Athens, was an open area and common meeting place, and was surrounded by buildings called stoae

    Correct Answer
    agora
    Agora
    the agora
    The Agora
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "agora, Agora, the agora, The Agora." The term "agora" refers to a central public space in ancient Athens, which served as a marketplace and a meeting place for the citizens. It was an open area surrounded by stoae, which were buildings used for various purposes such as shops, offices, and gathering spaces. The use of different capitalizations ("agora" and "Agora") does not affect the meaning of the term, as it still refers to the same central space in Athens.

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  • 5. 

    The acropolis was chosen by the first Atheniand because of its nice view

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Becuase it was easy to defend and had a freshwater spring

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  • 6. 

    Artemis was the patron godess of Athens

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    ATHENA/ATHENE was the patron godess of Athens

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  • 7. 

    __________ was designed by Ictinus

    Correct Answer
    Parthenon
    The parthenon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Parthenon" because it is a specific name and should be capitalized. "The parthenon" is incorrect because it should be written as "The Parthenon" with a capital "T" and "P". Ictinus is mentioned as the designer of the Parthenon, providing additional context to support the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Looking at the Parthenon from a bird's eye view can play tricks on the eye

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    looking at it from BELOW

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  • 9. 

    Greek architects designed their columns to bulge slightly _________

    Correct Answer
    Middle
    the middle
    in the middle
    Explanation
    Greek architects designed their columns to bulge slightly in the middle. This design element, known as entasis, creates an optical illusion that makes the columns appear straight when viewed from a distance. By bulging in the middle, the columns counteract the visual distortion caused by the human eye, resulting in a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing architectural structure.

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  • 10. 

    The Parthenon was constructed of white granite

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    WHITE MARBLE

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  • 11. 

    The statue of Athene Parthenos was 12 feet high

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    12 METRES high

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  • 12. 

    The statue of Athene Parthenos was made with pure gold robes and a body of wood and ________

    Correct Answer
    Ivory
    Explanation
    The statue of Athene Parthenos was made with pure gold robes and a body of wood and ivory. Ivory was commonly used in ancient Greek sculptures to depict the flesh and facial features of the figures. It was highly valued for its smooth texture and ability to capture intricate details. The combination of gold, wood, and ivory in the statue would have created a visually striking and luxurious piece of art.

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  • 13. 

    What statue cost more than the building it was in?

    Correct Answer
    The statue of athene parthenos
    statue of Athene parthenos
    Athene Parthenos
    Explanation
    The statue of Athene Parthenos is the correct answer because it is a renowned and valuable artwork that is known for its intricate design and historical significance. The cost of creating such a masterpiece would likely be higher than the cost of constructing a building to house it. Additionally, the statue's value may have increased over time due to its artistic and cultural importance, further contributing to its higher cost compared to the building.

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  • 14. 

    _________ had statues of her all over the acropolis

    Correct Answer
    Athene
    Athena
  • 15. 

    The sculptures outside the Parthenon were designed by a different person than the one who designed the Parthenon itself.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Parthenon: Ictinus
    Statues: Pheidias

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  • 16. 

    _________ was one of the greatest artists of the 5th century BC and made the sculptures outside the Acropolis

    Correct Answer
    Pheidias
    Explanation
    Pheidias is considered one of the greatest artists of the 5th century BC and is known for creating sculptures outside the Acropolis. His works, such as the famous statue of Athena Parthenos, showcased his exceptional skill and mastery of the art form. Pheidias' sculptures were highly revered during his time and continue to be admired for their beauty and craftsmanship.

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  • 17. 

    Choose all the answers that are right. What were shown on the friezes on the Parthenon?

    • A.

      Scenes from Athene's life

    • B.

      The struggle between the persians and the Athenians

    • C.

      The struggle between good and evil

    • D.

      Scenes from Greek legends

    • E.

      Scenes from the battle between Athene and Poseidon for the naming of Athens

    • F.

      Scenes from everyday Greek life

    • G.

      All the Greek gods

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Scenes from Athene's life
    C. The struggle between good and evil
    D. Scenes from Greek legends
    Explanation
    The friezes on the Parthenon depicted scenes from Athene's life, scenes from Greek legends, and the struggle between good and evil. These artistic representations showcased the important events and stories from Greek mythology, as well as the moral conflict between right and wrong.

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