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The Greeks:
Quiz 2

1. In Sparta:
A. life resembled that of a military camp.
B. there were no class distinctions.
C. helots (slaves) were treated well and could expect to lead long lives.
D. the government allowed for no democratic procedure.
2. The transformation of the Spartan polis was the result of:
A. the Persian invasion.
B. the growing dominance of Athenian culture.
C. a revolutionary overthrow of the old constitution.
D. a long and bloody slave revolt.
3. Sappho is best known for her:
A. erotic poetry.
B. scientific theories.
C. epic sagas.
D. religious poetry.
4. Spartan women:
A. were sheltered from the harshness ofthe Lycurgan regimen.
B. enjoyed a more active and public life than most other Greek women.
C. were responsible only for having babies.
D. were more oppressed than Greek women in other poleis.
5. Solon's reforms in Athens were primarily made necessary by:
A. drastic population growth.
B. a Persian invasion.
C. the growing indebtedness of small farmers.
D. a long and bloody slave revolt.
6. The immediate cause of the Persian Wars was:
A. the Ionian invasion of Persia.
B. the capture of the Persian queen by Aristagoras of Miletus.
C. a revolt of the Greek colonies in Asia Minor.
D. the Persian defeat of Sparta.
7. At the Battle of Marathon:
A. the Persian fleet was destroyed and the threat ended.
B. the Greek army won a decisive victory over the Persians.
C. the Greek fleet was routed and forced to retreat.
D. the Spartans fought a noble holding action but died to the last man.
8. At the Battle of Thermopylae:
A. the Persian fleet was destroyed and the threat ended.
B. the Greek army won a decisive victory over the Persians.
C. the Greek fleet was routed and forced to retreat.
D. the Spartans fought a noble holding action but died to the last man.
9. The Delian League was:
A. a trading league dominated by Sparta.
B. a defensive league of city-states led by Athens.
C. a military alliance of kingdoms led by Persia.
D. a group of Greek city-states led by Thebes, bent on conquest.
10. In Athens during the "Age of Pericles":
A. the power of the aristocrats was enhanced.
B. Athenians became deeeply attached to their democratic system.
C. women were encouraged to participate in government.
D. aggressive foreign policies and imperialism became unpopular and fell out of use.