Greek Civilization

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Quiz on Greek Civilization, created by Shaun Wardle on 02/07/2019.

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Question 1

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Where did the beauty contest between Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera take place?
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  • Mount Ida
  • Mount Parnassus
  • Troy
  • Crete

Question 2

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Who was to award Hera, Aphrodite, or Athena the prize for beauty?
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  • Hermes
  • Zeus
  • Trojan prince Paris
  • Random noble

Question 3

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The words "history" and "story" originate from the Greek word historia.
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  • True
  • False

Question 4

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What is the meaning of the Greek word "historia"?
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  • Investigation
  • History
  • Story
  • Myth

Question 5

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The Greek word for story is "mythos".
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  • True
  • False

Question 6

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What was Athena's gift to Alexander?
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  • Leadership in War
  • Trojan conquest in Greece
  • Helen of Troy
  • Asia and the realms of Europe
  • Leadership in War and Conquest in Greece

Question 7

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What did Hera promise Alexander for the prize of beauty?
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  • Leadership in War
  • Trojan Conquest in Greece
  • Asia and the realms in Europe
  • Helen of Troy
  • Leadership in War and Trojan Conquest in Greece

Question 8

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What did Aphrodite offer Alexander in return for the prize for beauty?
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  • Helen of Troy
  • Asia and the realms of Europe
  • Leadership in War
  • Trojan Conquest in Greece
  • Leadership in War and Trojan Conquest in Greece

Question 9

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Who suggested the beauty contest between Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera?
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  • Zeus
  • Paleus and Thetis
  • Eris
  • Artemis

Question 10

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Who won the beauty contest?
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  • Aphrodite
  • Athena
  • Hera

Question 11

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Menelaus the King of Sparta was married to Helen of Troy.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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What Sea is between Troy and Sparta?
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  • Aegean Sea
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • Sea of Crete
  • Thracian Sea

Question 13

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Who abducted Helen of Troy?
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  • Menelaus
  • Alexander

Question 14

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The Trojan War lasted [blank_start]10[blank_end] years.
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  • 10

Question 15

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The story of the judgement of Paris was told in which poem?
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  • Cypria
  • Illiad
  • Homer

Question 16

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Both Greek soldiers and the captive Trojan women after the Trojan War agreed that Helen's punishment should be...
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  • Death
  • Imprisonment
  • Banishment
  • Nothing

Question 17

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The Olympic games were held in honour of the Olympian [blank_start]Zeus[blank_end].
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  • Zeus

Question 18

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What is a common type of Neolithic artefacts that are found?
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  • Figurines of Women
  • Figurines of Men
  • Figurines of Animals

Question 19

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Minoan civilisation is closely related to what?
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  • The Sea
  • The Mountains
  • Horses
  • War

Question 20

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Who is Goddess of the Hearth?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 21

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Who is the messenger of the gods?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 22

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Who is the Goddess of love and beauty?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 23

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Who is the God of War?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 24

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Who is the Goddess of agriculture?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 25

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Who is the God of fire and metal-working?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 26

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Who is the Queen of Gods?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 27

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Who is the Goddess of wisdom and the arts?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 28

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Who is the God of the hunt and moon?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 29

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Who is the God of the Sun?
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  • Hestia
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Ares
  • Demeter
  • Hephaestus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Artemis

Question 30

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[blank_start]Hades[blank_end] and [blank_start]Persephone[blank_end] are not considered Olympian Gods.
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  • Hades
  • Persephone

Question 31

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Chthonic Gods means?
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  • Gods of the sky
  • Gods of the earth
  • Gods of the sea
  • Gods under the earth

Question 32

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The word "[blank_start]polis[blank_end]" means city.
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  • polis

Question 33

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The word "[blank_start]metropolis[blank_end]" means mother city.
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  • metropolis

Question 34

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The Greek word "apoikia" means [blank_start]colony[blank_end].
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  • colony

Question 35

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The Greek word "[blank_start]emporion[blank_end]" means trading post.
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  • emporion

Question 36

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The Greek word "akropolis" means [blank_start]citadel[blank_end].
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  • citadel

Question 37

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A Greek city was most often centred around a ______.
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  • Citadel
  • Market
  • Harbour
  • Crossroads

Question 38

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Greek cities were typically run by a __________ government.
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  • Oligarchic
  • Democratic
  • Dictatorship
  • Constitutional
  • Monarchy

Question 39

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Menelaion was a shrine for heroes located in ________
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  • Troy
  • Thebes
  • Sparta
  • Corinth

Question 40

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Menelaos in myth was brother to?
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  • Agamemnon
  • Helen
  • Alexander

Question 41

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Homer was a real historical figure.
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  • True
  • False

Question 42

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Hesiod was a real historical figure.
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  • True
  • False

Question 43

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What Age improved on the previous?
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  • Golden
  • Iron
  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Heroic

Question 44

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How did the Greeks determine the year?
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  • How long the current ruler has reigned.
  • Each city state had its own method of keeping time.
  • Number of years since the previous Olympic games.

Question 45

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The 30 year peace between the city states Athens and Sparta lasted [blank_start]14[blank_end] years.
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  • 14

Question 46

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The Thirty Years' Peace was a treaty that brought an end which war?
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  • First Peloponnesian War
  • Second Peloponnesian War.
  • Trojan War

Question 47

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It is a characteristic of Greek civilisation to be inclusive of other cultures.
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  • True
  • False

Question 48

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The Greek word "zetema" means.....
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  • question in search of answer
  • question
  • answer

Question 49

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Considering the geography of Greece, what is most likely to have been the most common means of earning a livelihood in ancient times.
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  • Mining
  • Farming/Raising livestock
  • Construction/Ship building

Question 50

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We only know of Aristotle's work because of...
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  • His solutions to the Homeric problems are quoted by later authors.
  • Copies of his solutions to the Homeric problems were discovered.

Question 51

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List the ages in order from earliest to latest. [blank_start]Gold[blank_end], [blank_start]Silver[blank_end], [blank_start]Bronze[blank_end], [blank_start]Heroic[blank_end], [blank_start]Iron[blank_end]
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  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Heroic
  • Iron
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Heroic
  • Iron
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Heroic
  • Iron
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Heroic
  • Iron
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Heroic
  • Iron

Question 52

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Cycladic civilization is notable for?
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  • Fine craftsmanship
  • Agriculture
  • Militaristic strategy
  • Unique style of governance

Question 53

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The Minoan civilisation introduced _______ to the Aegean region.
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  • Agriculture
  • Writing
  • Metalworking
  • Fishing

Question 54

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Of all languages, Greek has the longest continuous record.
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  • True
  • False

Question 55

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"Prehistory" means?
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  • Before Jesus
  • Before civilization
  • Before the written word

Question 56

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The Aegean region was unoccupied when the Greeks appeared.
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  • True
  • False

Question 57

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What striking artefacts have survived from the Cycladic civilization?
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  • Sculptures
  • Stone Writings
  • Buildings

Question 58

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Minos was the first person to hold naval power over the Aegean Sea.
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  • True
  • False

Question 59

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Minos is the son of Zeus.
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  • True
  • False

Question 60

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The Palace at Cnossus is one of the largest and most impressive Trojan palace.
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  • True
  • False

Question 61

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The island of Thera, is the top of a volcano.
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  • True
  • False

Question 62

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[blank_start]Fresco[blank_end], is painting on mortar or plaster that is still fresh and moist. That way the colours sink in and become more durable.
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  • Fresco

Question 63

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The Mycenaean Period is when the _______ Civilization was dominant in Greece and the Aegean Sea.
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  • Minoan
  • Trojan
  • Greek
  • Cycladic
  • Mycenaean

Question 64

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The Mycenaean civilizations name is derived from the name of the city [blank_start]Mycenae[blank_end].
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  • Mycenae

Question 65

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Archaeological excavation at the site of Mycenae, on mainland Greece, has revealed that it was destitute in the period beginning in about 1700 bc
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  • True
  • False

Question 66

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Agamemnon, the mythical king of Mycenae, was supposed to have been the leader of the Greek forces in the ________.
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  • Trojan War
  • The First Persian War
  • The Peloponnesian War
  • The Archidamian War
  • The Sicilian War
  • The Ionian or Decelean War

Question 67

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According to the poet Homer, Mycenae sent a larger contingent of troops to fight at Troy than any other Greek city.
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  • True
  • False

Question 68

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The Minoan Age is considered the earliest period of Greek civilization.
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  • True
  • False

Question 69

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The Minoan and Cycladic civilizations were pre-Greek civilizations.
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  • True
  • False

Question 70

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The people of Minoan Crete used a form a writing known as....
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  • Linear A
  • Linear B
  • Linear C
  • Linear D

Question 71

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Linear B is not derived from Linear A
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  • True
  • False

Question 72

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Michael Ventris showed that the Linear B tablets are a record of an early form of Greek.
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  • True
  • False

Question 73

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The Greek word "krater" means...
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  • Crater
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cup
  • Crevasse

Question 74

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The replacement of the Minoan civilization with Mycenaean was the result of...
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  • Gradual Transformation
  • Sudden Overthrow

Question 75

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Minoan palaces were fortified.
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  • True
  • False

Question 76

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Who was the pioneering figure in the archaeology of early Greece?
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  • Heinrich Schliemann
  • Louis & Mary Leakey
  • Howard Carter
  • Hiram Bingham

Question 77

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Which civilization was more peaceful?
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  • Minoan
  • Mycenaeans

Question 78

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A beehive shaped tomb is called a ______ tomb.
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  • Tholos
  • Bolos
  • Rolos
  • Kolos

Question 79

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The Greek word "tholos" means....
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  • dome or vault
  • circle
  • shade
  • cave or tunnel

Question 80

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According to the Cypria who stirred up the conflict of the Trojan War.
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  • Zeus
  • Hera
  • Aphrodite
  • Athena

Question 81

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What caused the end of the Mycenaean civilization?
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  • War
  • Famine
  • Disease
  • Cannot be attributed to one factor.

Question 82

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After the collapse of Mycenaean society, knowledge of writing disappeared.
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  • True
  • False

Question 83

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What Age followed the collapse of Mycenaean civilization?
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  • Dark Age
  • Iron Age
  • Heroic Age
  • Silver Age

Question 84

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What metal was widely available in Greece allowed the Greeks to pull themselves out of the Dark Age?
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  • Tin
  • Bronze
  • Nickel
  • Iron

Question 85

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The Greeks adopted ______ from the Phoenicians.
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  • Writing
  • Architecture
  • Metalworking
  • Agriculture

Question 86

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The Hebrew word for door was "daleth".
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  • True
  • False

Question 87

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The Greek letter delta stands for something that can be pronounced.
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  • True
  • False

Question 88

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The AGORA is where members of the Polis can interact, conduct trade, and to carry out government business.
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  • True
  • False

Question 89

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Each Polis had its own sanctuary to worship whichever God/Goddess they felt was protecting their city.
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  • True
  • False

Question 90

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Athens worshipped ____ as its patron deity.
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  • Zeus
  • Poseidon
  • Ares
  • Athena

Question 91

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Argo worshipped _____ as its patron deity.
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  • Zeus
  • Hera
  • Poseidon
  • Athena

Question 92

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Corinth worshipped _______ as their patron deity.
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  • Zeus
  • Artemis
  • Poseidon
  • Athena

Question 93

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The Greeks considered Aphrodite's place of birth to be.....
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  • Cyprus
  • Corinth
  • Troy
  • Athens

Question 94

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Panhellenic festivals were confined to the members of a single polis.
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  • True
  • False

Question 95

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The oldest Panhellenic festival was the Olympic Games.
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  • True
  • False

Question 96

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The Greeks worshipped Zeus before they even entered Greece.
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  • True
  • False

Question 97

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Terracotta, are lightly fired, unglazed ceramic clay objects.
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  • True
  • False

Question 98

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Only freeborn Greek males were allowed to participate in the Olympic games.
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  • True
  • False

Question 99

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Hesiod's writings are among the earliest works of Greek literature.
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  • True
  • False

Question 100

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Two of Hesiod's works are the "Theogony" and "The Works and Days".
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  • True
  • False

Question 101

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Who gave Hesiod the capacity of producing devine song?
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  • The Muses
  • Athena
  • Hera
  • Aphrodite

Question 102

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Which divinity is known as the "yawning void"
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  • Chaos
  • Gaia
  • Uranus
  • Cronus

Question 103

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Which divinity is known as the "Earth"
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  • Chaos
  • Gaia
  • Uranus
  • Cronus

Question 104

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Which divinity is known as "Heaven"
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  • Chaos
  • Gaia
  • Uranus
  • Cronus

Question 105

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Cronus was the youngest of a new generation of gods.
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  • True
  • False

Question 106

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Who was Cronus's father?
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  • Chaos
  • Uranus
  • Zeus

Question 107

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Zeus is considered to be responsible for the weather.
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  • True
  • False

Question 108

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Who is Zeus's father?
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  • Cronus
  • Hittite
  • Uranus,

Question 109

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Cronus was tricked into eating a [blank_start]stone[blank_end] instead of Zeus.
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  • stone
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