A Splendid Exchange: Chapter 2 Test

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  • 1. 
    Who said these words, "This was... the greatest action that we know of in Hellenic history- to the victors the most brilliant of successes, to the vanquished, the most calamitous of defeats."
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Thucydides

    • C. 

      William Bernstein

    • D. 

      Barack Obama

  • 2. 
    Athens did not overreach the limits of their power.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What was one of the key players of Greek trade?
    • A. 

      Poor soil

    • B. 

      Meeting new people

    • C. 

      The love of trading

    • D. 

      Learning of new animals

  • 4. 
    Almost all trade in Greece went by sea.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Name 3 types of food that the Greeks obtained by trade.
  • 6. 
    What foreign product did Athens increasingly depend on and why?
  • 7. 
    How did Athens help other city-states (naval wise)?
  • 8. 
    What interrupted the Black Sea Trade during late sixth century and early fifth century BC?
    • A. 

      Lack of building supplies for ships

    • B. 

      Hurricanes

    • C. 

      Different holidays

    • D. 

      Persian invasions

  • 9. 
    Where was the "marine superhighway" located and what did it help ships do?
  • 10. 
    The Peloponnesian War started over a minor conflict.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What could defeat the Athenians more efficiently and cheaply that Spartan hoplites?
    • A. 

      Kid army

    • B. 

      Spartan naval army

    • C. 

      Starvation

    • D. 

      Poisoned food

  • 12. 
    Why was Athens forced to become an ally of Sparta?
  • 13. 
    What was the "Great Game" of the Hellenes as early as 700 BC?
  • 14. 
    Where were the colonies Greek citizens began to acquire grain from?
  • 15. 
    What was Athens's port city?
    • A. 

      Sparta

    • B. 

      Piraeus

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Corinth

  • 16. 
    What was Hellespont?
  • 17. 
    In peaceful times, how much grain was shipped from Athens through the Hellespont?
    • A. 

      1,000,000 bushels

    • B. 

      100,000 bushels

    • C. 

      10,000 bushels

    • D. 

      1,000 bushels

  • 18. 
    In the beginning of the Peloponnesian War, where did Athens establish a base?
    • A. 

      Sparta

    • B. 

      Hellespont

    • C. 

      Naupactus

    • D. 

      Upper Greece

  • 19. 
    Why couldn't Greece grow grain and barley?
  • 20. 
    Overcast skies largely prevented open-water navigation, especially at night.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False