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Ancient Greece Quiz 1
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In what part of Greece was Pylos?
What other major Mediterranean civilization collapsed about the same time as the Mycenaeans?
A "big man" or "head man"
Who led the people during the Late Stone Age?
In the 15th century BC what civilization was taken over by the Mycenaeans?
The palace acted as a redistributive center for goods
What was the economic structure of the Minoans?
13th Century BC
If there was a Trojan war, when would it have been?
What animal was kept primarily as a sign of high social status?
What geographic feature makes up 75% of Greek land?
When does most rain fall in Greece?
Fear of attacks
What anxiety was evident in Mycenaean society in the 13th century BC?
To what language family did Proto-Greek and Greek belong?
When was the Archaic Period?
Frogs around a pond
To what animals did Plato compare the Greeks?
Mazes of living quarters, workshops, and storerooms
What were the Minoan palaces like?
What city in Mycenaean Greece escaped the Late Bronze Age destruction, and went on to become one of the most important centers of later time?
Hittites and Egyptians
What two other civilizations were on a par with the Mycenaeans?
"Three chariot wheels, unfit for use"
What would be a typical Linear B inscription?
What fabled archaeologist unearthed Troy?
What is the name of the peninsula upon which Greece is located?
When was the Bronze Age of Greece?
A central, open court
What was a dominating architectural feature of the palace at Knossos?
It was made up of many small rival states
What statement best describes the government structure of Mycenaean Greece?
What food did Greeks eat in abundance?
Massive defensive walls
What was a dominant feature of the Mycenaean palaces?
Which god was probably pre-Greek?
What was the primary unifying legend of the Greek
Sheep and goats
What was the most common livestock kept by Greeks?
What was the Minoan writing system called?
Iliad and Odyssey
What did Homer write?
The gods control the natural world
What is a nearly universal belief in human history?
What does a tholos tomb look like?
Around 2,100 BC
When did the speakers of Proto-Greek enter the area later known as Greece?
A yoke of oxen or mules
A farmer is classified as poor if he does not have what?
They knew weaving, building, and other technologies
What can we accurately say about the Indo-Europeans?
Copper and tin
What is bronze made out of?
What is the Greek climate like?
There were a few very privileged people, a lower tier of elite, and then everyone else
What statement best describes a Minoan society?
A warrior king
What was the wanax?
What is the name for the large peninsula that makes up most of southern Greece, Sparta, Mycenae, Pylos?
When was the Hellenistic Period?
What was the Greek word for themselves?
They had few raw materials and so needed to import them
Why did the Greeks get involved with trade very early in their history?
What was the material used in most Mycenaean officers armor?
Who was the primary deity of the Indo-European invaders of Greece?
A rectangular hall with a small anteroom
What was a megaron?
When was the Dark Age?
They used a pictographic system which developed into a syllabary
What kind of writing style did the Minoans employ?
What kind of scenes were common in Minoan art?
8th century BC
When were the Iliad and Odyssey composed?
What was by far the easiest way to travel for the ancient Greeks?
What was the name used in antiquity for the invaders of the Late Bronze Age?
Which was NOT an Indo-European language?
A helmet found at Dendra was made of what material
Mainland Greece, Crete, and parts of the Asian coast
What area did the Mycenaeans rule at their height?
Where did the Indo-Europeans come from?
What percentage of Greek land is good agricultural land?
Economic records for the palaces
What was the chief use of Minoan writing?
What was contained in the two large grave circles at Mycenae?
Perfumed oil and textiles
What were some of the leading products of the Mycenaean place economy?
In caves and on mountain tops
Where did Minoan religious practices take place?
What is the name given by scholars to the earliest Greek society on the mainland?
What is the best translation of the word "polis"
What was NOT a feature of Minoan palaces?
Deciphered Linear B
What did Michael Ventris do?
Grain, grapes, and olives
What was the "Mediterranean triad" of trade goods?
Mainland Greece in the Late Bronze Age
To what does the term Mycenaean refer?
What language was recorded on the Linear B tablets found in places like Pylos?
What decorative motif dominates the main entrance to Mycenae?
What does the relationship between mortals and immortals revolve around in an agrarian society?
They were involved in an international trade network
What was the reason for the Minoan economy growth?
Where was the Minoan civilization located?
They were destroyed by fire
What happened to nearly every Mycenaean palace around 1200 BC?
When did the Minoans begin to build palaces?
How big were Late Stone Age Greek villages?
When was the Classical Period?
Between mainland Greece and Anatolia
Where is the Aegean Sea?
Where was the biggest palace of the Minoans?
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