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Practice Questions   1)The maritime civilization that flourished on the island of Crete in the Aegean Sea during the Bronze Age—that is, between 2000 and 1400 B


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1)The maritime civilization that flourished on the island of Crete in the Aegean Sea during the Bronze Age—that is, between 2000 and 1400 B.C.E.—was referred to as

  1. Which of the following are associated with the Mycenaean citadels on mainland Greece?
  2. What enrages Achilles and prompts his vengeance in the Trojan War?
  3. Which of the following were gods in the Greek pantheon?
  4. Which of the following were common characteristics of the Greek city-states?
  5. The two dominant Bronze Age civilizations of the Aegean Sea region were the Mycenaeans and the
  6. Which of the following are associated with Athens, after the end of the Persian Wars?
  7. How can the Mycenaean citadels on mainland Greece best be characterized?
  8. The Iliad is the story of the hero ,          who initially refused to go to war against the Trojans.
  9. Zeus
  10. Hera
  11. Poseidon
  12. Apollo
  13. Dionysus
  14. Athena
  15. Aphrodite


  1. Before they were menaced by Persian aggression, how did the Greek city-states relate to each other?
  2. After the Greeks won the Persian War, the city-state of  became both politically and commercially dominant.
  3. In its early history, Athens was a(n)  meaning that an elite minority controlled the government.
  4. Our knowledge of the Peloponnesian Wars is largely based on the writings which Greek historian?
  5. Which of the following were characteristics of the Olympic games?
  6. What were two principal forms of Greek drama popular during the Golden Age in Athens?
  7. Which characteristics describe Thucydides?
  8. Who competed in the original Greek Olympic games?
  9. The ancient Greeks were the first masters in the art of , the literary genre that tells a story through the imitation of action.
  10. In ancient Greek theaters, what is the circular "dancing space" in front of the stage called?
  11. According to current theory regarding Greek drama, what was the source from which tragedy evolved?
  12. Who is recognized as the greatest lyric poet of Hellenic culture?
  13. Which of the following relate to the early Greek philosophers of the sixth century B.C.E.?


  1. What questions did the earliest Greek philosophers ask?
  2. Which of the following were characteristics of the early Greek dramas?
  3. Which facts are known about the Greek woman named Sappho?
  4. We refer to the Greeks of the sixth century B.C.E. who explored intellectual inquiry and reason as , which literally means "lovers of wisdom."
  5. Which of the following are associated with the Greek Sophists?
  6. What was one key question of the earliest Greek philosophers?
  7. Which rigorous questioning technique did Socrates use to discuss matters of public and private virtue with Athenians?
  8. The first Greek humanist philosophers were called the 
  9. Following the teachings of Socrates, Plato wrote his treatises using the ______ method.
  10. What two elements lie behind the dualism of Platonic idealism?
  11. True or false: The vigorous question-and-answer technique that Socrates employed with his peers is known as the humanist method.
  12. A  is a deductive scheme, formulated by Aristotle, that requires an argument to be divided into individual terms, as well as a method of reasoning.
  13. Which reasons made Aristotle question the viability of democracy?


  1. The teaching of Socrates inspired his pupil , who later founded the first school of philosophy, called the Academy.
  2. What was the basis for the principle of symmetry, as used in the Greek canon?
  3. In the dualistic model of Platonic idealism, the mind belongs to the world of the eternal Forms, whereas the  belongs to the sensory world.
  4. True or false: Using logic, Aristotle concluded that a constitutional government, ruled by the middle class, should be the ideal.
  5. The Greek canon established by artists and architects used the principle known as  meaning the correspondence of opposite parts in size, shape, or position.
  6. What word summarizes the artistic aesthetics of the Classical period?
  7. Archaic Greeks painter and sculptors sought to move from abstraction to what quality?
  8. The natural, graceful pose depicted in Classical Greek sculpture was later called  by Italian Renaissance artists.
  9. Which of the following relate to the Classical concept of "ideal form," as suggested by Socrates?
  10. Archaic Greek painters and sculptors strove for a balance between real and 
  11. What were Greek theaters designed to celebrate?
  12. The outstanding architectural achievement of Golden Age Athens is the 
  13. What characteristics were prized in depicting human form in sculpture of the Classical period?
  14. Which of the following applies to Greek theaters as well as Greek temples?
  15. What is the Parthenon?
  16. Which of the three programs of architectural design, or orders, was most ornate?


  1. In building the Parthenon, how did the architects use engineering to counter various negative optical effects?
  2. Which are the three orders of architectural design developed by the Greeks?
  3. According to Greek mythology, the  presided over the arts and sciences.
  4. Which materials were used in the construction of the Parthenon?
  5. Which were features or subjects of Parthenon sculptures?
  6. Which facts do we know about Greek music?
  7. The Greek word  describes any of the nine mythological daughters of Zeus and the goddess of memory.
  8. Both vocal and  music were common in Greek life.
  9. Of the three principal types of ancient Greek musical instruments, we know that the lyre and the kithara belonged to the harp family, whereas the aulos belong to what family?
  10. For their music, the Greeks devised a system of , or types of scales characterized by fixed patterns of pitch and tempo within the octave.
  11. To the east, the empire of Alexander the Great reached all the way to the borders of modern-day
  12. What city was the cultural center of the Hellenistic world?
  13. What quality was prominent in the sculptural portraits of the Hellenistic Age?



  1. What are the three principal musical instruments of ancient Greece, as revealed from vase paintings?
  2. Which of the following are facts about Alexander the Great?


  1. What was the new emphasis of freestanding Hellenistic sculpture?


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