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Alexander the Great’s conquests of Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, and Persia led to the
a) spread of Hellenistic culture
b) adoption of a feudal system
c) spread of Jewish culture throughout Europe
d) establishment of a representative democracy in Asia

Which ancient civilization established the basis of western democracy?
a) Phoenician
b) Egyptian
c) Sumerian
d) Greek

The Roman Twelve Tables can best be compared to:
a) The New Testament
b) Plato's Writings
c) The Vedas
d) Hammurabi's Code

Which activity was most important to the Spartans?
a) Religious festivals
b) Taking part in government
c) Military service
d) Trade and business

Art in the Greek golden age expressed all of the following values EXCEPT
a) The glorification of humans and human actions
b) The desire for all the Greeks to unite
c) A belief in order, harmony, and simplicity
d) A sense of pride in one’s city-state

The Greeks’ conquests under Alexander the Great mixed Asian and Mediterranean cultures to create a way of life that became known as
a) Hellenic culture
b) Golden Age
c) Hellenistic culture
d) Age of Pericles

An immediate result of the fall of the Roman Empire in the West was:
a) a renewed interest in education and the arts
b) a period of chaos and disorder
c) an increase in trade and manufacturing
d) the growth of cities and dominance by the middle class

Aristotle wanted to reduce government corruption
a) By combining democracy with monarchy and aristocracy
b) By letting women vote
c) By establishing a democracy
d) By uniting the city-states

What was Paul’s contribution to the Roman Empire?
a) He crucified Jesus
b) He spread Hellenism to India
c) He fought with Alexander the Great
d) He spread Christianity

Why was the development of the polis important in ancient Greece?
a) It was the hill that the temples and other public buildings stood upon.
b) It was the marketplace and main public meeting place.
c) The polis gave Greeks a sense of identity and pride.
d) The polis was the wall that surrounded the city-state which gave them protection.

If a law professor is using a question and answer method to teach his students about court cases, he would be using which of the following?
a) Plato's Theory of Forms
b) Confucius' Five Relationships
c) Aristotle's Empirical Thinking
d) The Socratic Method

Christianity gained popularity in the Roman Empire because
a) Followers were allowed to continue worshipping their traditional gods
b) It offered hope to people who were poor or suffering
c) Jesus had pledged his loyalty to the emperor
d) Its leaders sought the protection and support of wealthy Romans

One reason Roman leaders finally accepted Christianity is because the
a) Christians agreed to pay taxes
b) Number of Christians grew too large to punish
c) Leaders feared Christianity less than Judaism
d) Northern barbarian tribes adopted the faith

Which was NOT a cause of the Roman Empire’s decline?
a) Government weakness
b) Invasions by outsiders
c) Economic problems
d) Rise of Christianity

The central idea of the polis was based on
a) Strict religious beliefs and practices
b) Dependence on overseas colonies and trade
c) The unity, common ancestry, and national identity of all Greeks
d) Territory, community, and political and economic independence

Which group had full political rights in Athens?
a) All citizens
b) All adult males born in Athens
c) All male and female adults
d) All adults who paid taxes

Many empires collapse due to these two general factors:
a) Corruption and scandal
b) Natural disasters and a bad economy
c) Famine and disease
d) Invasions and infighting

The Roman Republic became the Roman Empire when
a) The Senate gave Octavian the title of Augustus
b) The Romans expanded outside Italy
c) The First Triumvirate was established
d) The patricians took control of the government

Julius Caesar came to power in Rome
a) As a member of the Senate
b) By defeating Octavian
c) Because he had an army
d) When Cleopatra gave him her support

The golden age was the period of time when the Greeks reached new heights of
a) Empire
b) Military
c) Trade
d) Culture

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