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Ancient Greece/ Ancient Rome Benchmark Review

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  • Q1
    Eventually the Romans learned to use which of the following to construct larger buildings, such as the Pantheon?
  • Q2
    How did Rome's geography contribute to its development?
    It was isolated on all sides by mountains.
    It was colonized by the Greeks and Etruscans.
    Its warm monsoon climate supported farming.
    Its location offered water, protection, and trade.
  • Q3
    How were the Romans able to build bigger arches than anyone before them?
    by mixing stone and sand with cement to make concrete
    by capturing skilled builders to work as slaves
    by placing domes on top of their vaults
    by designing outdoor stadiums for sports events
  • Q4
    One function of the Roman aqueducts was to
    bring water to the poor citizens who did not have easy access to water
    to bring water to their allies as a way to trade goods
    bring water to the homes of every citizen in the empire
    bring water to the homes of the richest citizens
  • Q5
    What makes much of Greece a peninsula?
    the lack of large rivers
    the large number of islands
    the steep mountain slopes
    the water on 3 sides
  • Q6
    How did the Greek mountains affect communication?
    They provided road building.
    They led people to write letters.
    They made farmers stop speaking.
    They isolated communities.
  • Q7
    Suppose an adviser told a Greek farmer, "You could grow more crops using irrigation." What would the farmer most likely reply?
    Our land is too low and flat.
    Our engineers do not have the skill to design that.
    We do not have the labor to build ditches.
    We do not have a big enough river.
  • Q8
    What problems did ancient Greek communities try to solve by starting colonies?
    shortage of people
    shortage of farmland
    too many ships
    too much timber
  • Q9
    What is one reason that traveling by water was easier than traveling by land for ancient Greeks?
    Ancient Greeks made ships that hardly ever sank, even in stormy weather.
    Ancient Greeks were always near water and learned to travel by ship.
    Ancient Greeks were extremely superstitious about traveling on land.
    Ancient Greeks had more resources to build ships than to build wagons.
  • Q10
    Read this list: People paid high taxes-Many people were poor-Trade declined The items on this list are examples of what type of problems that led to the end of the Roman Empire?
  • Q11
    What is a reason why the ancient Greeks produced so much olive oil?
    They could grow olive trees in a small space.
    They could get olive oil from other countries in trade.
    They could exchange the olive oil for nuts.
    They could feed the olive oil to the pigs.
  • Q12
    Most ancient Greeks made a living by
  • Q13
    A person at a city political meeting is holding a sign that reads "Fair Taxes? Vote for Davis!" What type of government does this city have?
  • Q14
    In the Roman Republic, who might have spoken these words? " I was elected to the group that holds most of the power. I will keep this office all my life. I help make laws and serve as a judge."
    a senator
    a scribe
    a consul
    a tribune
  • Q15
    Why are both the Roman Republic and the United States today considered republics?
    The people elect representatives to make the laws for them.
    Any citizen can voice an opinion on the laws.
    The people give a leader the right to veto some laws.
    All citizens vote directly on the laws.

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