Test 4 - Ancient Greece

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Test 4 - Ancient Greece


Indicate whether the statement is true or false. Click ‘A’ for true, ‘B’ for false. Press ‘send’ for each answer.

1. Greeks gathered every four years at Olympia for the Olympic Games to compete against each other and to honor the gods.

2. The leadership of Athens in the Persian Wars, its access to the treasury of the Delian League, and the patronage of Pericles led to the Golden Age of Athens.

3. A terrible plague struck Athens in 430 and 429 BC, changing the course of the Peloponnesian War.

4. Hellenistic culture blended elements of Greek civilization with ideas from Persia, Egypt, Central Asia, and other regions.

5. Alexander the Great discouraged Greeks from mingling with people from the places he conquered.

6. Alexander the Great built the largest empire the world had ever seen.

7. From artwork historians have learned that Minoan life was tied to the sea.

8. The Mycenaeans were probably peaceful traders with little or no military.

9. Greek drama had its roots in Athens and was created as part of religious festivals honoring Dionysus, the god of wine and celebration.

Multiple Choice

Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. Click on the letter of the best choice and press ‘send’.

10. Who took the throne in Macedonia after King Philip II was assassinated?

|a. |Alexander |c. |Darius II |

|b. |Philip III |d. |Archimedes |

11. Alexander’s empire did not grow any larger because

|a. |his generals began fighting for power. |c. |his soldiers wanted to return home. |

|b. |the Hindu Kush defeated him. |d. |he reached all his goals. |

12. Spartan society revolved around training for war because

|a. |warfare was their favorite activity. |

|b. |Spartans feared slave rebellions. |

|c. |Spartans wanted to dominate the entire Mediterranean world. |

|d. |Spartans believed they could not achieve immortality without proving their bravery in battle. |

13. Who was the famous Greek teacher that instructed Alexander the Great?

|a. |Socrates |c. |Plato |

|b. |Aristotle |d. |none of the above |

14. Which of the following series of events is in the correct chronological (time) order?

|a. |Peloponnesian war, Greek Golden Age, Persian wars |c. |Persian wars, Peloponnesian war, Greek Golden Age |

|b. |Socrates, Aristotle, Plato |d. |Persian wars, Greek Golden Age, Peloponnesian war |

15. Which of the following is an able leader of Athens that helps bring about democracy?

|a. |Pheidippides |c. |Socrates |

|b. |Pericles |d. |Themistocles |

16. Which of the following statements about the geography of Greece and its effect on the people is true?

|a. |The mountains caused the Greeks to be somewhat isolated |c. |The isolated location of Greece from the ancient world |

| |from each other. | |meant that they did not trade with other civilizations. |

|b. |The vast expanses of land was good for farming. |d. |all of the above are true. |

17. Which of the following was the name of the Greek soldier that runs from Marathon to Athens (26.2 miles) and carries the message of victory over the Persians?

|a. |Socrates |c. |Pericles |

|b. |Pheidippides |d. |Plato |

18. Which famous battle, depicted in the movie “300” pitted the Spartans (Greeks) vs. the Persians?

|a. |Thermopylae |c. |Marathon |

|b. |Salamis |d. |Thebes |

19. Which of the following is true of a ‘sophist’?

|a. |They believed in searching for universal truth. |c. |Were skilled debaters. |

|b. |Believed that ethical standards for living were |d. |Taught for students free. |

| |important. | | |

20. Most of what we know about Socrates comes from the writing of

|a. |Socrates himself |c. |Hippocrates |

|b. |Pericles |d. |Plato |

21. Which school of Greek thought believed that people should take what life brings with dignity and reason?

|a. |Epicureanism |c. |Philosophy |

|b. |Greek Mythology |d. |Stoicism |

22. This pair of people were some of the first historians in Ancient Greece

|a. |Thucydides and Herodotus |c. |Thucydides and Sophocles |

|b. |Pericles and Socrates |d. |Thucydides and Aristophanes |

23. Which of the following is true of Alexander the Great?

|a. |He rules over his extensive empire for three decades |c. |When he is younger he studies under Aristotle. |

| |until his death. | | |

|b. |He is Greek by birth and is a lover of Greek philosophy. |d. |He is very cruel to the people he conquers. |

24. Which of the following Greek inventors is responsible for developing the pulley and the lever?

|a. |Hippocrates |c. |Archimedes |

|b. |Pythagoras |d. |Euclid |

25. The city-state of Sparta was characterized by

|a. |democratic institutions. |

|b. |an emphasis on temple worship. |

|c. |an emphasis on warfare. |

|d. |dependence upon the sea. |


26. Study the map titled “The Peloponnesian War.” According to the map, which side controlled much of the territory surrounding the Aegean Sea during the Peloponnesian War?

|a. |the Delian League |c. |neutral states |

|b. |the Peloponnesian League |d. |Persia |

27. Study the map titled “The Peloponnesian War.” What statement about the Peloponnesian War is best supported by the map?

|a. |Athens and Sparta were both members of the Delian League. |

|b. |The Persian Empire sent a navy to aid Athens. |

|c. |Athens needed ships to communicate with its allies. |

|d. |Ionia refused to enter the Delian League. |

28. The Battle of Salamis was significant because it

|a. |finally exacted revenge for Darius’s defeat in Athens. |

|b. |made a small force of Spartans martyrs for the Greek cause. |

|c. |marked the first time the Spartans and Athenians cooperated in battle. |

|d. |stranded the Persian army in Greece without naval support. |

29. New schools of philosophy developed during the Hellenistic period, in part because

|a. |people sought ways to explain the violence and bloodshed of the period. |

|b. |people rejected the Greek gods. |

|c. |Alexander brought philosophers together from all over his empire. |

|d. |classical philosophy absorbed ideas from other cultures. |

30. It is the type of government favored in Sparta

|a. |Monarchy |c. |Oligarchy |

|b. |Aristocracy |d. |Democracy |

Test 4 Ancient Greece

Answer Section


1. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.1.2

STA: 9.2.02

2. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.2.3

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.8.01

3. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.2.4

STA: 9.2.02

4. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.4.2

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.6.01 | 9.8.06

5. ANS: F PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.4.2

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.6.01 | 9.8.06

6. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.4.1

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.8.03

7. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.1.1

STA: 9.2.02

8. ANS: F PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.1.1

STA: 9.2.02

9. ANS: T PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.3.2

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.8.01


10. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.4.1

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.8.03

11. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.4.1

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.8.03

12. ANS: B PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.1.2

STA: 9.2.02

13. ANS: B PTS: 1

14. ANS: D PTS: 1

15. ANS: B PTS: 1

16. ANS: A PTS: 1

17. ANS: B PTS: 1

18. ANS: A PTS: 1

19. ANS: C PTS: 1

20. ANS: D PTS: 1

21. ANS: D PTS: 1

22. ANS: A PTS: 1

23. ANS: C PTS: 1

24. ANS: C PTS: 1

25. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.1.2

STA: 9.2.02

26. ANS: A PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.2.4

STA: 9.2.02

27. ANS: C PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.2.4

STA: 9.2.02

28. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.2.2

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.8.04

29. ANS: D PTS: 1 DIF: 2 NAT: 5.4.3

STA: 9.2.02 | 9.8.01

30. ANS: C PTS: 1


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