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Ancient Greece

Quiz by Michael Misner

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50 questions
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  • Q1
    Greek history was influenced by what aspect of Greece’s Geography?
    deserts and plains
    rivers and deltas
    mountains and seacoast
    glaciers and forests
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  • Q2
    During the Dark Age, some Greeks settled
    on the Indian subcontinent
    in Crete
    in Ionia, part of Asia Minor
    in Mycenae
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  • Q3
    The ancient Greeks considered religion
    important only for men
    a luxury best left to women
    necessary to the well-being of the state
    unnecessary
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  • Q4
    The teachings of Homer promoted
    the Phoenician alphabet
    the values of courage, honor, and excellence
    sailing and warfare
    agriculture and trade
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  • Q5
    Which of the following was the first Greek state?
    Ionia
    Mycenae
    Crete
    the Isthmus of Corinth
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  • Q6
    According to one story, a young Spartan warrior was told by his mother to return from the war
    in order to serve on the council of elders
    either carrying his shield or being carried on it
    with lots of black broth
    before he turned twenty
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  • Q7
    Herodotus wrote what is considered to be the first
    novel
    comedy
    tragedy
    real history in Western civilization
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  • Q8
    The word spartan has come to mean
    a lover of literature
    oligarchical
    highly self-disciplined
    democratic
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  • Q9
    The tyrants of ancient Greece were
    all oppressive and wicked
    wanted to establish a democratic government
    rulers who seized power by force
    supporters of aristocrats
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  • Q10
    By 750 B.C., the ____, or city-state, became the central focus of Greek life.
    hoplite
    polis
    pantheon
    agora
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  • Q11
    What happened to the Mycenaean’s in 1100 B.C?
    They became part of Egypt
    They defeated Persia
    They took over Babylon
    They disappeared
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  • Q12
    The major gods and goddesses of the Greeks were believed to live on Mt. Olympus
    FALSE
    True
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  • Q13
    Socrates’ most famous student was named Aristotle.
    TRUE
    False
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  • Q14
    The poet who wrote the Iliad was named Herodotus.
    False
    True
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  • Q15
    About 8 percent of the geography of Greece is mountainous
    False
    True
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  • Q16
    ~The 8th century BC the Greeks adopted a new system of writing based on the Phoenician alphabet
    True
    FALSE
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  • Q17
    Spartan women were trained in
    running, wrestling, and javelin throwing
    art, music, and poetry.
    cooking, cleaning, and combat.
    sewing, sword-fighting, and trade.
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  • Q18
    In what way did a boy’s life in Athens differ from a boy’s life in Sparta?
    Athenian boys lived in barracks; Spartan boys lived at home.
    Athenian boys studied combat; Spartan boys played sports.
    Athenian boys citizens at 30; Spartan boys citizens at 18
    Athenian boys went to school; Spartan boys to the military
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  • Q19
    Greek civilization began in a river valley.
    True
    False
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  • Q20
    Communities in ancient Greece were ______.
    separated by rugged mountains and valleys
    separated by rivers and deserts
    separated by deserts and mountains
    separated by valleys and rivers
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