An Ancient Greek Cultural And Political History Test

50 Questions | Total Attempts: 71

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  • 1. 
    Two major groups who settled within Greece itself were
    • A. 

      The Aeolians and Dorians.

    • B. 

      The Agamemnons and Homers

    • C. 

      The Achilles and Phoenicians.

    • D. 

      The Knossos and Evans

  • 2. 
    Greek history was influenced by Greece's 
    • A. 

      Rivers and deltas.

    • B. 

      Mountains and seacoast.

    • C. 

      Glaciers and forests

    • D. 

      Deserts and plains

  • 3. 
    Most historians think Minoan civilization was
    • A. 

      Invented by Homer.

    • B. 

      Conquered by Rome.

    • C. 

      Invaded and destroyed by Mycenaeans.

    • D. 

      Destroyed by a tidal wave.

  • 4. 
    The teachings of Homer included
    • A. 

      The values of courage, honor, and excellence.

    • B. 

      Agriculture and trade.

    • C. 

      The Phoenician alphabet.

    • D. 

      Sailing and warfare.

  • 5. 
    During the Dark Age, some Greeks settled
    • A. 

      In the Indian subcontinent.

    • B. 

      In Ionia, part of Asia Minor.

    • C. 

      In Mycenaea.

    • D. 

      In Crete.

  • 6. 
    The reforms of Cleisthenes
    • A. 

      Supported tyranny.

    • B. 

      Laid the foundations of democracy.

    • C. 

      Laid the foundations of a palace.

    • D. 

      Created a dual kingship.

  • 7. 
    Spartan warrior was told to return from war
    • A. 

      With his shield or on it.

    • B. 

      Before he turned 20.

    • C. 

      To repay his debts.

    • D. 

      With lots of black broth.

  • 8. 
    Aristocrats in Athens did all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Control political life.

    • B. 

      Reject Solon.

    • C. 

      Own the best land.

    • D. 

      Run the oligarchy.

  • 9. 
    Greek tyrants were
    • A. 

      Supporters of aristocrats.

    • B. 

      Rulers who seized power by force.

    • C. 

      All oppressive and wicked.

    • D. 

      Hired soldiers.

  • 10. 
    The word spartan has come to mean
    • A. 

      Oligarchical.

    • B. 

      Lover of literature.

    • C. 

      Democratic.

    • D. 

      Highly self-disciplined.

  • 11. 
    After losing the battle of Thermopylae to the Persians, the Athenians
    • A. 

      Colonized Ionia.

    • B. 

      Abandoned their city.

    • C. 

      Traded wine with Xerxes.

    • D. 

      Fled to Italy.

  • 12. 
    Athens, by the mid-fifth century B.C., every male citizen
    • A. 

      Voted on all major issues.

    • B. 

      Was in the military.

    • C. 

      Was lower class.

    • D. 

      Broke pottery.

  • 13. 
    Greek city-colonies in Asia Minor
    • A. 

      Provoked a Persian invasion of Greece.

    • B. 

      Welcomed the Persians.

    • C. 

      Ransacked Athens.

    • D. 

      Conquered Sparta.

  • 14. 
    During the Age of Pericles, all of the following were true EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Athens took over leadership of the Greek world.

    • B. 

      Office holders were paid.

    • C. 

      Not all residents were citizens.

    • D. 

      The Delian League moved to Persia.

  • 15. 
    In 479 B.C., a large, unified Greek army
    • A. 

      Defeated the Persians.

    • B. 

      Defended the pass.

    • C. 

      Voted its own leaders.

    • D. 

      Assisted Ionian cities.

  • 16. 
    Greeks used rituals to
    • A. 

      Find a route to China.

    • B. 

      Show the power of humans.

    • C. 

      Encourage the gods to be generous.

    • D. 

      Elect kings.

  • 17. 
    Herodotus wrote what is considered
    • A. 

      The first novel.

    • B. 

      The first comedy.

    • C. 

      The first real history in Western civilization.

    • D. 

      The first tragedy.

  • 18. 
    Like other peoples, Greeks considered religion
    • A. 

      Important only for men.

    • B. 

      To be based on doctrine.

    • C. 

      Unnecessary.

    • D. 

      Necessary to the well-being of the state.

  • 19. 
    The sixth-century philosopher Pythagoras taught that
    • A. 

      We should classify things by observation.

    • B. 

      War and politics were purely human.

    • C. 

      There was a higher world of Ideal Forms.

    • D. 

      Truth was to be found in music and numbers.

  • 20. 
    Greek tragedies examined all of these topics EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Human nature.

    • B. 

      Good and evil.

    • C. 

      Individual rights.

    • D. 

      Criticism of intellectuals.

  • 21. 
    Archimedes is associated with all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Value of pi.

    • B. 

      Earth’s circumference.

    • C. 

      Geometry of spheres.

    • D. 

      Specific gravity.

  • 22. 
    Epicureanism taught all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Pleasure means physical satisfaction.

    • B. 

      Pleasure is freedom from worry.

    • C. 

      Happiness is the goal of life.

    • D. 

      Freedom comes from a mind at rest.

  • 23. 
    Stoicism taught that
    • A. 

      Public service is evil.

    • B. 

      Inner peace comes from following God’s will.

    • C. 

      Friendship is an idea.

    • D. 

      Self-interest should drive people.

  • 24. 
    Alexander’s empire extended as far east as
    • A. 

      Babylon

    • B. 

      Rome

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Japan

  • 25. 
    After Alexander’s death, all of the following happened EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Greeks and Macedonians became the ruling class.

    • B. 

      Four Hellenistic kingdoms emerged.

    • C. 

      Non-Greek government officials learned Greek.

    • D. 

      His united empire continued.