The Greeks:
Quiz 4

1. Alexander the Great conquered all the following except:
A. Syria.
2. Alexander's military success against the Persians was largely attributable to:
A. the chronic wakness of the Persian Empire.
B. his numerically superior forces.
C. the role of Alexander's cavalry.
D. troop loyalty in all his campaigns.
3. Alexander's troops mutinied and forced him to turn back after they reached:
4. In establishing his empire, Alexander the Great:
A. saw himself as a descendant of Greek gods and heroes.
B. combined Greek and Persian practices to facilitate its administration.
C. allowed intermarriage between his soldiers and native Persian women.
D. all of the above.
5. Upon the death of Alexander:
A. power was passed to his teenage son.
B. there was a period of tranquility under the leadership of his wife Roxane.
C. his generals became involved in a power struggle.
D. power was turned over to his favorite general, Seleucas.
6. The "Hellenistic era" describes an age that saw:
A. the extension of the Greek language and ideas to the ancient Near East.
B. the absence of autocratic power for nearly three centuries.
C. the disappearance of a Greek cultural legacy until Roman times.
D. Alexander's successors maintain a united empire until Roman times.
7. Alexander made his greatest contribution toward understanding between West and East when he:
A. forced Greeks to marry "barbarians".
B. established the Greek church in India.
C. established colonies in conquered lands for Greek emigrants.
D. encouraged Greeks to adopt barbarian dress and customs.
8. The economic life of the Hellenistic world was characterized by:
A. tremendous innovations in labor-saving machinery, such as the "archimedean screw."
B. a significan shift in industry and manufacturing from Greece to the east.
C. little variety in products used for trading.
D. the virtual disappearance of slavery in manufacturing.
9. Women's position improved during the Hellenistic age because of:
A.the Greeks' belief that women and men were equal.
B. full citizenship rights conferred by law.
C. their increasing activity in economic affairs.
D. their noble and self-sacrificing deeds.
10. The widespread popularity of Stoicism and Epicureanism in the Hellenistic world:
A. demonstrated the renewed strength and belief in the polis.
B. occurred despite contined growth of traditional Greek religious practices.
C. suggested a new openness to thoughts of universality.
D. was a passing fad with no lasting consequences.
11. In the Hellenistic period philosophy was:
A. a pastime of the wealthy.
B. the profession of specialists.
C. a propaganda tool of kings.
D. an outlet for common people.
12. The mystery cults and religions of the Hellenistic world:
A. were completely foreign and thus unacceptable to the Greeks.
B. helped pave the way for the success of Christianity.
C. never achieved widespread popularity due to their inability to fulfill people's spiritual needs.
D. lacked an emotional initiation experience, unlike the civic cults.
13. The scientific foundations of medicine made by Alexandrian physicians:
A. continued uninterrupted through Roman times.
B. were made possible by the practice of dissection and vivisection.
C. included most importantly an understanding of the circulation of blood through the body.
D. made magical practices, amulets, and herbal remedies obsolete.
14. One of the major Hellenistic cultural centers, with the largest library in ancient times, was:
A. Alexandria.
B. Pergamum.
C. Athens.
D. Thebes.
15. Which of the following statements about the relationship between industril growth and the labor supply in Hellenistic Greece is true?:
A. The demand for products fell; therefore unemployment rose.
B. A limited supply of labor led to technological innovation.
C. An abundance of labor caused many technological advances.
D. Human labor was cheap; therefore there was little incentive to invent machinery.