Greek civilization is divided in to which periods?
Athens and Sparta are thought to be the first
A) Greek city states
B) cities invaded by the Persians
C) places where writing was found
D) cities where Mycenaeans lived
2.When Mesopotamia and Iran were joined for the first time under one ruler in 539bce, what empire began?
A) Persian Empire
C) Achaemenid Empire
D) an Indo Iranian Empire
3.The Spartans and Persians fought their wars between
A) 400 and 387bce
B) 398 and 360bce
C) 382bce and 378bce
D) none of the above
4.Athens defeated Sparta around 400bce
A) No, Sparta defeated Athens after the common era.
B) Yes, Athens defeated Sparta around 400bce.
C) No, Sparta defeated Athens in what is called the Great Peloponnesian War.
D) No, Sparta never defeated Athens
5.According to the textbook authors, the major period of Greek colonization took place
A) in 725bce
B) between 750bce and 500bce
C) between 500bce and 200bce
D) in 500bce
6.Government in Sparta was a mixture of monarchy, oligarchy, and democracy.
B) No, it was a type of monarchy and oligarchy.
C) No, it was totally a form of oligarchy.
D) No, it is thought to be the first democracy along with Athens.
7.The rise of Iran as a major civilization around 550bce is based on our knowledge of
A) Cyrus the Great
B) Alexander the Great
C) the Persians
D) early studies of Islam
8.Who conquered the Achaemenid Empire around 330bce?
D) the Mauryans
9.The Achaemenids never had a fixed capital.
10The __________ controlled much of the Near East from the Mediterranean to northern Italy from 312 to 125bce.
11.Greek civilization is divided in to which periods?
D) both A and B
12.The Mauryan Empire controlled most of what today is
B) northern India
13.We believe the Greeks had set up the first by 750bce.
14.What so called or became a part of the culture of India because of Mauryan rule?
A) an increased Buddhist movement
B) a stronger central governing administration
C) and unprecedented road system
D) all of the above
15.Greeks cherished the principles presented in Homer s poems. Examples of these principles, or values, were
A) protection of one s family and property
B) physical prowess
C) personal honor
D) all of the above
16.Were the Greeks monotheists or polytheists?
17.By 1100bce, the Mycenaean world was practically nonexistent, having been replaced by warfare.
18.Xerxes, king of the Persians, and Leonidas, king of Sparta, were fictional TV characters.
19.Although North India was constantly changed due to invades before the common era, the rest of India was able to retain its culture and regional rule.
20.In Homer s poems, a king s power was limited to make important decisions without consulting a council of elders.