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5 Matching questions

  1. Atlantis
  2. errare humanum est
  3. Apennines
  4. etymology
  5. Danaids
  1. a the study of the origin of language, the words themselves, and the change in definition of words.
  2. b the mountain range running north to south that forms a spine in the center of the Italian peninsula.
  3. c Latin for "to err is human" the idea that humans are by nature fallible
  4. d 50 women who killed their husbands on their wedding night; depicted as being tortured in Hades as having to carry water in leaky jugs thus never completing their task into eternity.
  5. e legendary "city in/under the sea" referenced by Plato, it is a metaphor for a city-state of great power, technological advancement.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Greco-Roman spring time festivals to honor the god of wine; often accompanied by theatrical performances and became synonymous with drunken debauchery.
  2. Greek writer of fables that explain the benefit or harm of certain character traits in a variety of situations.
  3. Latin derivative meaning "warlike, hostile"
  4. before the war; commonly used to describe art, culture, etc. in US before the civil war era.
  5. a region in Rome along the Tiber river, home of the Pantheon and Theater of Pompey. North of the Capitoline Hill, this low-lying area was used as a training ground for soldiers.

5 True/False questions

  1. Etruscansthe bundled twigs around an ax which was the symbol of military control held by a dictator. fascists derive their name from this item.


  2. bona fidein good faith. means something that is done in a sincere attempt.


  3. alpha and omegathe first and last letters respectively of the Greek alphabet


  4. Archimedesa fire breathing monster which was a lioness with serpent for a tail and with a goat in the mid section.


  5. amphitheatera tall, 2 handled vase/urn often used to carry wine.