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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?
    mosaics
    concrete
    marble
    glass
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
    cultural
    political
    economic
    military
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  • 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.
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  • Q12
    Most ancient Greeks made a living by
    hunting
    trading
    farming
    building
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  • 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?
    dictatorship
    monarchy
    democracy
    oligarchy
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Q16
    What is a republic?
    a country with a national government and independent states
    a form of government in which all the people make decisions
    A form of government in which leaders are elected to represent the people
    a form of government in which a single leader makes decisions
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  • Q17
    What does the veto power involve?
    putting the military in charge of the government
    refusing to approve government proposals
    deciding court cases for the government
    passing laws for the government
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  • Q18
    Why did plebians demand that laws be written down?
    to start a law school for Roman citizens
    to prevent patricians from changing them at will
    to make it easier for plebians to veto them
    to provide schoolbooks for their children to study
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  • Q19
    Who would have most likely said these words in Ancient Greece? "I was in the army when people began to complain about members of the government getting richer while everybody else was getting poorer. So I stepped forward, and with the people's help, I became a leader."
    a tyrant
    a citizen
    a king
    an aristocrat
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  • Q20
    How was ancient Greek democracy different from democracy in the United States today?
    Citizens gave their leaders total power.
    Citizens elected kings to make laws.
    Citizens listened to the ideas of powerful speakers.
    Citizens voted directly on all issues.
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