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AP World History
Mrs. Bird
Chapter 4 Packet
Practice Questions
Classical Civilization in the Mediterranean:
Greece and Rome
1. Hellenistic culture epitomizes which of the
following historical forces or trends?
a. Isolationism
b. Cultural diffusion
c. Patriarchy
d. Egalitarianism
e. Democracy
2. Hellenistic culture brought together the traditions
of which of the following regions?
a. Mediterranean, Mesoamerican, subSaharan Africa
b. Middle Eastern, Mediterranean,
c. Mesoamerican, Scandinavian,
d. East Asian, South Asian, sub-Saharan
e. Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, South
3. Which of the following prominent Greeks
exercised practical political leadership?
a. Aristotle
b. Solon
c. Plato
d. Socrates
e. Euripides
4. Which of the following pairing most accurately
reflects existing trade connections in the GrecoRoman era?
a. Han-Roman
b. Scandinavian-Greek
c. Polynesian-Roman
d. Gupta-Greek
e. Olmec-Greek
5. Which of the following best describes
BOTH the Roman and the Han empires?
a. Neither empire was linked to the Silk
b. Both empires used the family as the
model for state organization
c. Mounting costs associated with
defending imperial frontiers led to
economic and political crises
d. New religions were easily
assimilated into existing imperial
religious ideologies
e. Taxation of mercantile activity
accounted for most government
6. What was a common feature of classical
civilizations in India, China and the
a. Agricultural systems dependent on
monsoon rains
b. Social hierarchy
c. Absence of coerced labor
d. Elimination of patriarchy over time
e. Maintenance of highly centralized
governments throughout the entire
classical period 1000 BCE to 600 CE
7. Which policy did both Roman and Han
armies tend to implement upon taking
control of a foreign land?
a. Enslavement of the entire workingage population
b. Repression of local worship and
imposition of a state religion
c. Cessation of trade contact with the
rest of the world
d. Construction of libraries and
e. Relative autonomy for cooperative
local elites
8. After the fall of Rome, the eastern half of the
empire became renamed the
a. Holy Roman Empire
b. Bactrian Empire
c. Byzantine Empire
d. Visigoth Kingdom
e. Vandalistan
9. In Greek civilization, women
a. Held slave status in every household
b. Enjoyed political equality with men
c. Were afforded the same rights no matter
the city-state in which they happen to
d. Dominated trade
e. Were considered inferior to men in both
the private and public sphere
10. Which of the following terms is NOT associated
with classical Greek architecture
a. Doric
b. Ionic
c. Corinthian
d. Parthenon
e. Ziggurat
11. Which neighboring power posed the greatest
military threat over the course of classical Greek
a. Egyptian
b. Mongol
c. Persian
d. Balkan
e. Islamic
12. Which of the following civilization afforded the
greatest degree of citizen input into government
a. Han
b. Roman
c. Sumerian
d. Egyptian
e. Gupta
13. Which of the following political practices
remained continuous from the period of the
Republic into the period of the Roman
a. Strict rules separating military
service and political leadership
b. Dominant involvement of the plebian
classes in state affairs
c. Primacy placed in a Senate where
state affairs were debated
d. Imperial military assistance for laves
e. Recruitment of local elites in
recently conquered areas to represent
the interests of the imperial centers
14. Which choice best describes the position of
women in classical Athens in terms of
divorce and property rights as compared to
women in classical Roman society? Greek
women had
a. Far great rights
b. Somewhat greater rights
c. About he same level of rights
d. Somewhat fewer rights
e. Far fewer rights
15. Which prominent Greek individual listed
below was not part of a direct teacherstudent relationship shared by the other
a. Alexander the Great
b. Socrates
c. Aristotle
d. Herodotus
e. Plato