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Greece is known for being the birthplace of which form of government?
a) Democracy
b) Tyranny
c) Monarchy
d) Oligarchy

Which statement would represent the view of an Athenian citizen visiting Sparta?
a) Sparta is so strict, everything is focused on the city-state and the military.
b) This society allows much freedom of expression.
c) I've never been in a polis that worships only one god.
d) It is just like being in Athens.

What land feature connected the Peloponnesus to the Attica peninsula?
a) Isthmus
b) None of these choices
c) Canal
d) Strait

The geography of Greece influenced its development in what way?
a) Rich farmland led to dependence on agriculture.
b) Good rivers created fertile land.
c) Flat plains allowed the city-states to unite.
d) Excellent harbors encouraged seafaring trade.

Stories about gods, goddesses, and heroes that try to explain natural events are known as
a) myths.
b) fairy tales.
c) fables.
d) legends.

A leader who uses force to hold power is a (an)
a) tyrant.
b) citizen.
c) oracle.
d) aristocrat.

An open-air market where people came to shop, visit, and listen to speeches was called the
a) agora.
b) acropolis.
c) farmers' market.
d) colosseum.

The Mycenaeans learned many Minoan customs and made them part of their culture. This is an example of
a) cultural borrowing.
b) democracy.
c) a mistake.
d) the act of stealing.

Slaves in ancient Greece were known as
a) helots.
b) tyrants.
c) worker bees.
d) peasants.

If decisions were made by majority rule in Athens, who was allowed to vote?
a) All male citizens over the age of 18
b) Anyone living in Athens
c) Wealthy men and women
d) Everyone but slaves and children

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