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1.
Athens and Sparta are thought to be the first
 A) Greek city-states
 B) cities invaded by the Persians
 C) places where writing was found
 D) cities where Mycenaeans lived

2.
When Mesopotamia and Iran were joined for the first time under one ruler in 539bce, what empire began?
 A) Persian Empire
 B) Elamites
 C) Achaemenid Empire
 D) an Indo-Iranian Empire

3.
The Spartans and Persians fought their wars between
 A) 400 and 387bce
 B) 398 and 360bce
 C) 382bce and 378bce
 D) none of the above

4.
Athens defeated Sparta around 400bce
 A) No, Sparta defeated Athens after the common era.
 B) Yes, Athens defeated Sparta around 400bce.
 C) No, Sparta defeated Athens in what is called the Great Peloponnesian War.
 D) No, Sparta never defeated Athens

5.
According to the textbook authors, the "major period of Greek colonization" took place
 A) in 725bce
 B) between 750bce and 500bce
 C) between 500bce and 200bce
 D) in 500bce

6.
Government in Sparta was a mixture of monarchy, oligarchy, and democracy.
 A) Yes.
 B) No, it was a type of monarchy and oligarchy.
 C) No, it was totally a form of oligarchy.
 D) No, it is thought to be the first democracy along with Athens.

7.
The rise of Iran as a major civilization around 550bce is based on our knowledge of
 A) Cyrus the Great
 B) Alexander the Great
 C) the Persians
 D) early studies of Islam

8.
Who conquered the Achaemenid Empire around 330bce?
 A) Cyrus
 B) Philip
 C) Alexander
 D) the Mauryans

9.
The Achaemenids never had a fixed capital.
 A) True
 B) False

10.
The __________ controlled much of the Near East from the Mediterranean to northern Italy from 312 to 125bce.
 A) Mycenaeans
 B) Achaemenids
 C) Seleucids
 D) Minoans

11.
Greek civilization is divided in to which periods?
 A) Mycenaean
 B) Minoa
 C) Persian
 D) both A and B

12.
The Mauryan Empire controlled most of what today is
 A) Asia
 B) northern India
 C) Arabia
 D) Tibet

13.
We believe the Greeks had set up the first "city-states" by 750bce.
 A) True
 B) False

14.
What so-called "gift" or "gifts" became a part of the culture of India because of Mauryan rule?
 A) an increased Buddhist movement
 B) a stronger central governing administration
 C) and unprecedented road system
 D) all of the above

15.
Greeks cherished the principles presented in Homer's poems. Examples of these principles, or values, were
 A) protection of one's family and property
 B) physical prowess
 C) personal honor
 D) all of the above

16.
Were the Greeks monotheists or polytheists?
 A) monotheists
 B) polytheists

17.
By 1100bce, the Mycenaean world was practically nonexistent, having been replaced by warfare.
 A) True
 B) False

18.
Xerxes, king of the Persians, and Leonidas, king of Sparta, were fictional TV characters.
 A) True
 B) False

19.
Although North India was constantly changed due to invades before the common era, the rest of India was able to retain its culture and regional rule.
 A) True
 B) False

20.
In Homer's poems, a king's power was limited to make important decisions without consulting a council of elders.
 A) True
 B) False

 

Solution Description

1.
Athens and Sparta are thought to be the first
 A) Greek city-states
 B) cities invaded by the Persians
 C) places where writing was found
 D) cities where Mycenaeans lived
Correct Answer: A

2.
When Mesopotamia and Iran were joined for the first time under one ruler in 539bce, what empire began?
 A) Persian Empire
 B) Elamites
 C) Achaemenid Empire
 D) an Indo-Iranian Empire
Correct Answer: C

3.
The Spartans and Persians fought their wars between
 A) 400 and 387bce
 B) 398 and 360bce
 C) 382bce and 378bce
 D) none of the above
Correct Answer: A

4.
Athens defeated Sparta around 400bce
 A) No, Sparta defeated Athens after the common era.
 B) Yes, Athens defeated Sparta around 400bce.
 C) No, Sparta defeated Ath