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Classicism: The Greek Legacy Multiple Choice   1)   Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations arose in a


Classicism: The Greek Legacy

Multiple Choice


1)   Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations arose in

a.   Mesopotamia.

b.   Asia Minor.

c.   the Aegean Sea.

d.   the Western Mediterranean.


2.   The so-called “Heroic Age” refers to the era that produced

a.   Athenian democracy.

b.   the Greek epics.

c.   the Parthenon.

d.   the Persian Wars.


3.   The word “Hellenic” means

a.   classical.

b.   Athenian.

c.   balanced.

d.   Greek.


4.   The gods of ancient Greece were

a.   thought to intervene in the lives of humans.

b.   anthropomorphic figures.

c.   believed to be eternal.

d.   All these answers are correct.


5.   The word “marathon” derives from

a.   the finale of the Greek games.

b.   a leading Greek commercial city.

c.   news of a Greek military victory over the Persians.

d.   a type of Greek statuary.


6.   The origins of Greek drama are probably found in

a.   religious celebrations.

b.   enactments of Greek epics.

c.   athletic games.

d.   All these answers are correct.





7.   The name Herodotus is associated with the birth of

a.   historical record-keeping.

b.   the lost-wax process.

c.   Athenian democracy.

d.   naturalistic philosophy.


8.   Naturalistic philosophy was advanced by the theories of

a.   Thales.

b.   Democritus.

c.   Pythagoras.

d.   All these answers are correct.


9.   Athens’ Golden Age flowered shortly after the

a.   Persian Wars.

b.   Peloponnesian Wars.

c.   conquest of Troy.

d.   rule of Alexander the Great.


10. Alexander carried Hellenic culture as far east as

a.   China.

b.   India.

c.   Japan.

d.   Vietnam.


11. The thinker who advanced the idea that reality lay in numerical proportion was

a.   Thales.

b.   Pythagoras.

c.   Democritus.

d.   Aristotle.


12. In Golden Age Athens, laws were made

a.   by male landowners.

b.   by adult males and females.

c.   only by citizens who owned slaves.

d.   by elected representatives.


13. Aristotle’s landmark contributions include all of the following EXCEPT

a.   a treatise on ethics.

b.   the framing of the syllogism.

c.   the classification of plants and animals.

d.   the invention of the dialectical method.






14. In the Republic, Plato argues that ________ should govern.

a.   philosopher-kings

b.   elected representatives

c.   well-educated males

d.   religious leaders


15. A landmark of the Hellenistic Age is the

a.   Parthenon.

b.   theater at Epidaurus.

c.   Apollo Belvedere.

d.   Calf-Bearer.


16. The Analects of Confucius show a deep concern for

a.   moral order.

b.   filial piety.

c.   the cultivation of character.

d.   All these answers are correct.


17. Which of the following schools of thought was NOT developed in the Hellenistic Age?

a.   Sophism

b.   Epicureanism

c.   Stoicism

d.   Cynicism


18. The two great epics of the Greeks, the Iliad and the Odyssey, feature

a.   an analysis of Greek cosmology.

b.   the heroes of the Trojan War.

c.   the Persian attack on the Greeks.

d.   the story of the birth of the polis.


19. The unfree laborers in Sparta were called

a.   helots.

b.   barbars.

c.   Hellenes.

d.   Achaeans.


20. Dramatic festivals were held in Athens

a.   every four years.

b.   once a year.

c.   twice a year.

d.   monthly.






21. The Parthenon is dedicated to

a.   Pericles.

b.   Plato.

c.   Athena.

d.   Olympia.


22. Which of the following orders is NOT a program of ancient Greek architectural design?

a.   Doric

b.   Hellenistic

c.   Ionic

d.   Corinthian



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