The Greeks:
Quiz 1

1. The palace at Knossos, on the island of Crete, was built by the:
A. Egyptians.
B. Minoans.
C. Mycenaeans.
D. Dorians.
2. The Trojan War was fought by the:
A. Egyptians.
B. Minoans.
C. Mycenaeans.
D. Dorians.
3. The people whose arrival in Greece around 1100 BC is associated with the Greek Dark Age were the:
A. Egyptians.
B. Minoans.
C. Mycenaeans.
D. Dorians.
4. Which of the following statements best describes the Mycenaeans?
A. They were seafaring people who dominated Mediterranean trade in the fourth century BC.
B. They were a warrior people who portrayed their exploits in their art.
C. They were nomadic herdsmen from the northern plains who despised civilized luxuries.
D. They were a peaceloving people whose women went bare-breasted and who worshipped bulls and snakes.
5. The Homer's Iliad points out:
A. the honor the Greeks saw in warfare.
B. the exalted position of women in Greek society.
C. the origins of Greek democracy.
D. the Greeks' rejection of slavery.
6. The Greek peninsula is
A. divided by several very large rivers.
B. mountainous, with an irregular coastline.
C. flat, with few natural harbors.
D. geographically diverse, composed of large plains and small mountains.
7. Which of the following is true of Greece from ca.750 to ca. 500 BC?
A. It was a period of social cohesion which saw the establishment of a great Greek empire.
B. Greek colonization in the Aegean and Black Seas came to an end.
C. The polis evolved into the ventral institution in Greek life.
D. It was a period of incessant warfare.
8. All the following were characteristic of the typical Greek polis except
A. it contained an agora and acropolis within its fortifications.
B. it had a population between 100,000 and 200,000 citizens.
C. it was independent of all other poleis.
D. the strength of the community came through cooperation.
9. One consequence of the development of the polis was that it:
A. divided Greece into fiercely competitive regions.
B. discouraged religion.
C. fostered a sense of disunity among commoners.
D. hindered democracy.
10. For protection, Greek poleis relied on:
A. large,professional standing armies.
B. a militia of citizens from all socio-economic levels.
C. the harsh geography of Greece which provided natural defenses.
D. armies of slaves and mercenaries.