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Ancient Greece - Geography and Settlement

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  • Q1
    Greece is surrounded by_________.
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  • Q2
    Define peninsula
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    an area of very dry land that is usually covered with sand and is very hot
    a large flat area of land that is higher than other areas of land that surround it
    a piece of land that is almost entirely surrounded by water and is attached to a larger land area
  • Q3
    Why did the Greeks need to establish colonies?
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    They wanted to bring more people into their civilization.
    They needed more land to farm to support their growing population.
    They started colonies because it was incredibly easy to sail to new lands.
  • Q4
    Greeks were __________ because they were surrounded by water.
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    fishers and shipbuilders
    miners and wagon builders
    cattle farmers and sheep farmers
  • Q5
    Define colony
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    an area that is not settled by humans at all
    an area that is controlled the by the group of people who live there
    an area that is controlled by or belongs to a country and is usually far away from it
  • Q6
    What did the Greeks farm?
    Olives, nut trees, sheep, bees, and goats.
    Olives, corn, grain, cattle, and bees.
    Grain, cattle, corn, wheat, and sheep.
  • Q7
    The land of ancient Greece was mainly ___________.
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    covered by a large dessert.
    covered by mountains.
    covered in lakes.
  • Q8
    The Greeks believed that oracles ________________.
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    talked to the gods.
    could predict the future.
    could live forever.
  • Q9
    What did the Greeks trade?
    olive oil and grain
    olive oil and cattle
    olive oil and pottery

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