History Quiz – Western Civilization to Middle Ages Essay

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History Quiz – Western Civilization to Middle Ages

Introduction
HIS100
History of Western Civilization to Middle Ages
Lesson 5 Quiz

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Question
1 of 60
What type of columns does the Parthenon have?

| Alsacian|
| Ionic|
| Corinthian|
| Doric|
Question
2 of 60
In 490 B.C.E. the Athenians defeated the Persians at the Battle of

| Plataea.|
| Miltiades.|
| Marathon.|
| Miletus.|
Question
3 of 60
Which of the following was NOT true of the 490 B.C.E. Athenian victory over the Persians?

| It convinced the Greeks of their cultural superiority over barbarians.| | It ended Persian hopes of successfully invading Greece.| | It established the superiority of the hoplite and phalanx.| | It promoted the democratic reforms of Cleisthenes.|

Question
4 of 60
Members of Darius I’s elite guard were known as the “immortals” because their numbers always remained at 10,000

| True|
| False|
Question
5 of 60
After Darius I died, his son _____ took over.

| Leonidas|
| Darius II|
| Themistocles|
| Xerxes|
Question
6 of 60
He was the Spartan king responsible for defending the pass at Thermopylae during the second Persian invasion.

| Miliades|
| Xerxes|
| Leonidas|
| Themistocles|
Question
7 of 60
Which of the following BEST describes the military history of the Persian Wars?

| Greek unity was crucial in the military success over Persia.| | Sparta was solely responsible for the Greek victory.|
| Spartan land forces and Athenian sea forces were superior to the much larger Persian armies and navies.| | Darius’ army was defeated by a plague, not by the Greeks.| Question
8 of 60
When the Athenian and Attica population reached its height at 350,000, less than 60,000 were citizens

| True|
| False|
Question
9 of 60
Approximately what proportion of the population of Athens and surrounding Attica were slaves?

| One-third|
| One-fourth|
| One-half|
| Three-fifths|
Question
10 of 60
He was the great historian of the Persian Wars.

| Sophocles|
| Thucydides|
| Herodotus|
| Aeschylus|
Question
11 of 60
Which of the following MOST accurately describes the role of women in fifth century B.C.E. Athens?

| They had full equality with Athenian males.|
| They led public lives and controlled the household economy.| | They were dominated in the household yet played active roles in politics.| | They were excluded from public life and had limited power in the home.| Question

12 of 60
In fifth century Athens, most of the leaders came from the

| ranks of the ostracized.|
| aristocracy.|
| rural population of farmers.|
| ranks of the metics.|
Question
13 of 60
Because Athenian political offices changed frequently and were filled by lot, leadership was often provided by

| ekklesia.|
| boule.|
| consorteria.|
| demagogues.|
Question
14 of 60
Athenian democracy reached its peak under the leadership of

| Herodotus.|
| Pericles.|
| Solon.|
| Draco.|
Question
15 of 60
Pericles did all of the following to achieve political influence EXCEPT

| speak effectively in public.|
| rely on the support of the aristocracy who tended to dominate political office.| | serve as general for the Athenian ekklesia.|
| sponsor public works projects that employed the poor.|
Question
16 of 60
Initially, Athens defeated Sparta but lost a fleet in this region, leading to open rebellion by Megara and Sparta.

| Italy|
| Persia|
| Crete|
| Egypt|
Question
17 of 60
Pericles redirected foreign policy from

| anti-Persian to anti-Spartan.|
| aggressive imperialism to neutrality.|
| neutrality to aggressive anti-imperialism.|
| pro-Persian to pro-Spartan.|
Question
18 of 60
The Peloponnesian War was PRIMARILY fought between

| Athens and Persia.|
| Athens and Sparta.|
| Corinth and Athens.|
| Sparta and Persia.|
Question
19 of 60
Even though Persia lost the Persian wars, it ultimately gained some influence in Greek affairs by allying with _______ in the Peloponnesian Wars.

| Athens|
| Sparta|
| Corinth|
| Syracuse|
Question
20 of 60
This Athenian politician offered an alliance with Persia in return for replacing the Athenian democracy with an oligarchy.

| Lysander|
| Alcibiades|
| Pericles|
| Themistocles|
Question
21 of 60
This controversial Athenian philosopher searched for moral self-enlightenment by questioning all who claimed to possess wisdom.

| Aristotle|
| Plato|
| Socrates|
| Sophocles|
Question
22 of 60
He wrote the first true history in his book of “inquiries” discussing the conflicts between the Greeks and Persians.

| Herodotus|
| Socrates|
| Sophocles|
| Thucydides|
Question
23 of 60
He is known as “the father of history.”

| Aristotle|
| Thucydides|
| Socrates|
| Herodotus|
Question
24 of 60
He wrote a history of the Peloponnesian War.

| Herodotus|
| Thucydides|
| Socrates|
| Dionysus|
Question
25 of 60
He could be called the first political scientist.

| Herodotus|
| Plato|
| Thucydides|
| Darius|
Question
26 of 60
All of the following were Athenian playwrights EXCEPT

| Aeschylus.|
| Aristophanes.|
| Thucydides.|
| Euripides.|
Question
27 of 60
He wrote Antigone.

| Aristophanes|
| Aeschylus|
| Euripides|
| Sophocles|
Question
28 of 60
He wrote Lysistrata.

| Aristophanes|
| Aeschylus|
| Euripides|
| Sophocles|
Question
29 of 60
The style achieved by the Athenian sculptor Phidias can BEST be described as

| seeking naturalism and realism in the idealized human figure.| | abandoning the human form in favor of geometric symbolism.| | abandoning idealism in favor of accurate portraiture.|
| restoring the Egyptian tradition of kouros.|
Question
30 of 60
The greatest architectural and sculptural compositions of antiquity were the temples on the acropolis in Athens

| True|
| False|
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31 of 60
Every surface of the Parthenon has a slight curve

| True|
| False|
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32 of 60
After victory in the Peloponnesian War, the Spartans

| continued to attack Persia.|
| immediately retreated to their homes.|
| provoked opposition throughout the Greek world.|
| emerged as popular leaders of the Greek world.|
Question
33 of 60
He was Plato’s teacher.

| Sophocles|
| Aristophanes|
| Aristotle|
| Socrates|
Question
34 of 60
Which best describes Plato’s political views?

| He was satisfied with the government as it existed in Athens during his life.| | He suggested a balance between democracy and oligarchy.| | He advocated creation of a government ruled by a philosopher.| | He demanded an increased democratization of the constitution.| Question

35 of 60
Plato’s philosophy emphasized

| an ideal world of eternal forms.|
| the experience of pleasure.|
| the existence of atomic particles.|
| research based on observations in the material world.|
Question
36 of 60
Which of the following BEST describes Aristotle’s philosophy?

| Man can know nothing.|
| One should submit to fate and one’s role in it.|
| Systematic observation yields valid general theories.|
| He had little faith in moderate views.|
Question
37 of 60
The kingdom that moved into the power vacuum created when Athens, Sparta, and Thebes fought each other was

| Egypt.|
| Messenia.|
| Persia.|
| Macedonia.|
Question
38 of 60
He murdered his way to the throne of Macedonia.

| Alexander|
| Philip I|
| Philip II|
| Philip III|
Question
39 of 60
Philip II formed this in 338 B.C.E., uniting the Greek city-states after his victory at Chaeronea.

| The Peloponnesian League|
| The League of Corinth|
| The Macedonian League|
| The Delian League|
Question
40 of 60
Alexander carefully unraveled the Gordium knot, thus becoming master of all Europe

| True|
| False|
Question
41 of 60
Alexander’s conquests took him as far east as modern

| Iran.|
| Burma.|
| China.|
| India.|
Question
42 of 60
Alexander’s main political objective was to

| merge local and Greek peoples and traditions to create a lasting empire.| | punish the Persians for invading Greece.|
| take as much treasure as possible back to Macedonia.|
| maintain separation between Greek and local populations.| Question
43 of 60
Alexander the Great died at the ripe old age of 62

| True|
| False|
Question
44 of 60
During Hellenistic ties, the language of the empire was

| Farsi.|
| Koine.|
| Ptolematic.|
| Hellenic.|
Question
45 of 60
Until the second century B.C.E., Greeks indentified themselves by their city of origin

| True|
| False|
Question
46 of 60
In Egypt, some of the Ptolemys adopted the Egyptian tradition of royal marriages between brothers and sisters

| True|
| False|
Question
47 of 60
In the Hellenistic cities, women

| often fought in war.|
| were restricted in both public and private life.|
| enjoyed fewer liberties than their Greek counterparts.| | assumed a greater role in public life and property ownership.| Question
48 of 60
This city was famous for the greatest library of the ancient world.

| Alexandria|
| Athens|
| Corinth|
| Memphis|
Question
49 of 60
He was the acknowledged master of the short, witty epigram.

| Menander|
| Antiochus|
| Callimachus|
| Theocritus|
Question
50 of 60
Which of the following was NOT a Hellenistic writer?

| Menander|
| Antiochus|
| Callimachus|
| Theocritus|
Question
51 of 60
Which of the following schools of philosophy was NOT prevalent during the Hellenistic period?

| Stoicism|
| Epicureanism|
| Cynicism|
| Existentialism|
Question
52 of 60
He established the cynic tradition.

| Antisthenes|
| Socrates|
| Zeno|
| Diogenes|
Question
53 of 60
He was the founder of stoicism.

| Antisthenes|
| Socrates|
| Zeno|
| Diogenes|
Question
54 of 60
They believed that true happiness consists in freely accepting one’s role.

| Stoics|
| Epicureans|
| Cynics|
| Existentialists|
Question
55 of 60
He wrote Elements, the fundamental textbook on geometry.

| Aeschylus|
| Archimedes|
| Euclid|
| Pythagoras|
Question
56 of 60
He calculated the approximate value of pi.

| Aeschylus|
| Archimedes|
| Euclid|
| Pythagoras|
Question
57 of 60
Some of the technological inventions of the Hellenistic world were water pumps, the screw, a copy machine, a water clock, and the odometer

| True|
| False|
Question
58 of 60
Who was the leader of Athens during its “Golden Age”?

| Pericles|
| Solon|
| Aeschylus|
| Socrates|
Question
59 of 60
He is known as the “father of medicine.”

| Pythagoras|
| Hippocrates|
| Homer|
| Hesiod|
Question
60 of 60
He wrote The Republic.

| Homer|
| Plato|
| Socrates|
| Sophocles|

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