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Name ______________________
Date ______________________
World History
Unit 3 – Ancient Greece
Test
Term Identification (Worth 2 pts. Each)
Directions: Pick a word from the box that best completes the sentences below
labyrinth
bard
polis
phalanx
aristocrat
Homer
the Mycenaeans
tyrant
mercenary
Attica
Crete
the Minoans
symposium
Cleisthenes
rhetoric
1.
An island, southeast of the Greek mainland: ______________________________________.
2.
People who were ruled under King Minos: _________________________________________.
3.
A complex, confusing series of connected passages: ___________________________________.
4.
A person who seized power and established one-man rule: _____________________________.
5.
Member of the nobility or the upper class: __________________________________________.
6.
In Ancient Athens, a gathering of men that featured eating, drinking, entertainment, and
intellectual discussions: __________________________________________.
7.
The fourth tyrant to help reform Athens, who came to power in 508 B.C. and introduced a
series of laws that established democracy for Athens: __________________________________.
8.
A poet who tells stories by singing: ___________________________________________.
9.
The art of effective public speaking: _________________________________________.
10. Blind poet who composed the two most famous Greek epics: ____________________________.
11. A soldier who serves a foreign country for pay: ________________________________________.
12. City-state of Ancient Greece: ________________________________________________.
13. A peninsula of central Greece: ____________________________________________.
14. A military formation in which foot soldiers stood so that their shields overlapped:
_______________________________________________.
15. A group that originated among the Indo-European peoples of central Asia:
________________________________________________.
Multiple Choice (Worth 5 pts. Each)
1. When a child was born to a Greek family, the father would
a. pass out smoking pipes to all other males
b. register the child with the government
c. carry his wife around the house to honor her
d. carry his child, in a ritual dance, around the household
2.
Slaves in Ancient Greece could not
a. go to school
b. enter politics
c. use their own name
d. all of the above
3.
The Minoans helped to shape
a. culture in Greece.
b. city-states all over Greece.
c. the first Greek civilization.
d. youth programs in Greece.
4.
Greek culture still impacts us today through
a. Arts, philosophy, math, and politics.
b. Arts, philosophy, and warfare
c. wedding traditions
d. male and female gender roles
5.
Mycenaeans passed what on to later Greeks?
a. A strong, centralized government.
b. The idea that art and culture was more important than military strength.
c. The belief that physical beauty was all that mattered.
d. Mesopotamian and Egyptian influences.
6.
The geography of Greece prevented Greeks from
a. gaining additional territories.
b. getting to know each other’s city-states. .
c. Creating a large, unified empire.
d. expanding technologically.
7.
The Persian Wars were a result of
a. certain Greek city-states attacking the Persian Empire.
b. Greek city-states uniting to fight the threat of the Persian Empire.
c. fighting among Athens and Sparta.
d. The Persian Empire attacking Greek islands.
8.
The Persian Wars impacted Ancient Greece by
a. Sparta emerging as the most powerful city-state.
b. dividing the city-states further.
c. destroying its economy.
d. Athens emerging as the most powerful city-state.
9.
After the Persian Wars , Athens enjoyed a golden age under Pericles because
a. inflation was down.
b. Athens became a direct democracy.
c. jobs were provided for every citizen.
d. the traditional Olympics began.
10. The Alexandrian author of The Elements of Geometry was
a. Euclid
b. Eratosthenes.
c. Aristarchus.
d. Zeno.
11. The code of conduct and ethical standards still practiced by modern doctors was
developed by
a. Thales
b. Zeno
c. Herodotus
d. Hippocrates.
12. One of the causes of the Peloponnesian War:
a. Sparta was against oligarchy while Athens encouraged it.
b. Pericles provoked Spartan rulers into war
c. Many Greeks outside of Athens resented Athenian domination
d. Sparta destroyed the Acropolis in Athens
13. An effect (result) of the Peloponnesian Wars:
a. Democratic government suffered.
b. Athens became the cultural center of Greece.
c. Athenian domination ended.
d. All of the above.
Short Answer:
1. Explain how people in Athens became slaves.
2.
When graduates in Athens and Sparta took their final fitness and mental tests, what were
their rewards for passing and penalties for failing?
3.
What legacy did Alexander the Great leave behind?
4.
Describe Alexander the Great’s first victory and what he went on to conquer.
Essay. Choose two of the following four essay questions to write on. Answers must be at least
250 words long to receive full credit. (10 points each)
1.
Describe the fact that although city-states rivaled each other, they also were bound by one another:
2.
List and describe the three most famous Greek philosophers and what each contributed to the world:
3.
Compare and contrast Athens and Sparta using lots of detail and examples.
4.
How was the purpose of education different in Athens and Sparta?
(note: If you correctly answer more than two essay questions, you will receive 5 bonus points for each
one.)