World History Chapter 4

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World History Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Some Spartan women had the responsibility of running the family's estate because:
    • A. 

      Spartan society was the freest and most democratic in Greece

    • B. 

      Frequent warfare often kept Spartan men away from home

    • C. 

      Such duties were considered to be beneath a man's dignity

    • D. 

      The Spartan aristocracy consisted almost entirely of women

  • 2. 
    Merchants and poor people often supported Athenian tyrants because:
    • A. 

      They feared imprisonment if they withheld their support

    • B. 

      Tyrants promised them they could become full citizens

    • C. 

      They provided greater educational and career opportunities

    • D. 

      They often imposed reforms to help these groups

  • 3. 
    What was an effect of the Greek victory in the Persian Wars?
    • A. 

      Greeks became more convinced of their own uniqueness

    • B. 

      Sparta became the most powerful city-state in Greece

    • C. 

      Persia never again had the strength to invade Greece

    • D. 

      Persia was destroyed, and the Delian League was disbanded

  • 4. 
    What Greek philosopher believed good conduct meant pursuing the "Golden Mean"?
    • A. 

      Socrates

    • B. 

      Plato

    • C. 

      Socrates

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 5. 
    What was a result of the Peloponnesian War?
    • A. 

      It started the Golden Age of Greece under Pericles

    • B. 

      It ended Athenian domination of the Greek world

    • C. 

      It resulted in the destruction of the Persian empire

    • D. 

      It led to an alliance between Persia and Athens

  • 6. 
    What helped Alexander the Great to conquer the Persian Empire?
    • A. 

      Persia was no longer the great power it once had been

    • B. 

      Alexander captured the Persian emperor, Darius III

    • C. 

      Alexander allied with Egypt to create a powerful army

    • D. 

      Alexander defeated the Persians at Chaeronea

  • 7. 
    The frescoes at Knossos tell us that:
    • A. 

      The Mycenaeans started the Trojan War

    • B. 

      The Myceneans worshipped the bull as a god

    • C. 

      Minoan women had fewer rights than in other cultures

    • D. 

      The sea was very important to the Minoan people

  • 8. 
    In a Greek city-state, the acropolis was:
    • A. 

      The marketplace where citizens debated issues of the day

    • B. 

      The main school where students learned about government

    • C. 

      The location of temples dedicated to the gods and goddesses

    • D. 

      The legislative building where citizens voted on various laws

  • 9. 
    In his "Republic" Plato describes:
    • A. 

      His idea of the "golden mean"

    • B. 

      His vision of an ideal democracy

    • C. 

      The turmoil of the Peloponnesian War

    • D. 

      An ideal state ruled by a philosopher-king

  • 10. 
    Greek architecture seeks to reflect:
    • A. 

      The fearsome power of the gods

    • B. 

      Creativity and uniqueness of the designer

    • C. 

      Perfect balance, universal harmony, and order

    • D. 

      Principles of action, excitement, and motion

  • 11. 
    Alexander the Great extended his empire as far east as 
    • A. 

      China

    • B. 

      Mongolia

    • C. 

      Vietnam

    • D. 

      India