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Which geographic feature most directly influenced the development of Greek city-states?
a) deserts
b) mountainous terrain
c) vast plains
d) monsoons

One way in which The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey are similar is that they are
a) sets of written legal principals that spell out citizens' rights
b) stories that are tied to monotheistic religious beliefs
c) paintings that depict heroes and cultural values
d) works of literature that give historians information about early civilizations

Which description accurately identifies Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle?
a) rulers of the Roman Republic
b) artists of the Italian Renaissance
c) religious leaders of the Protestant Reformation
d) philosophers of ancient Greece

The Age of Pericles in Athens, the Gupta Empire in India, and the Tang dynasty in China all experienced a golden age with
a) advancements in the principles of democratic governments
b) outstanding contributions in the arts and sciences
c) the end of foreign domination
d) the furthest expansion of their borders

In a comparison of the ancient cities of Athens and Sparta, Sparta placed more emphasis on
a) education
b) family order
c) military service
d) human rights

The Phoenicians are often referred to as the “carriers of civilization” because they
a) introduced Islam and Christianity to Central Africa
b) established colonies throughout northern Europe
c) developed the first carts with wheels
d) traded goods and spread ideas throughout the Mediterranean region

Which statement most likely represents the view of a citizen of ancient Athens visiting Sparta?
a) “The government and society in Sparta are so strict. The people have little voice in government.”
b) “I feel as though I have never left home. Everything here is the same as it is in Athens.”
c) This society allows for more freedom of expression than I have ever experienced in Athens.”
d) “I have never heard of a society like Sparta that believes in only one God.”

Which statement about Greek civilization is an opinion rather than a fact?
a) Boys in Sparta were trained to be soldiers.
b) Athens had a better culture than that of Sparta
c) Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were Greek philosophers.
d) Many adults in Athens did not have the right to vote.

Olympic games, the poems of Homer, and Hellenistic culture are associated with which ancient civilization?
a) Egyptian
b) Greek
c) Roman
d) Phoenician

What was one effect of Alexander the Great’s conquests?
a) expansion of Hellenistic culture
b) decreased importance of Silk Road
c) formation of the Christian church
d) increased support of the Mayan leaders

Which statement about ancient Greece is an opinion rather than a fact?
a) Mountainous terrain was an obstacle to Greek political unity.
b) The Spartan culture placed an emphasis on military skills.
c) Athens granted voting rights to male citizens only.
d) Greek architecture was superior to Persian architecture.

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