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What society was the first to practice direct democracy?
city-state of Athens
empire of Alexander the Great
city-state of Sparta
One effect of rugged, mountainous geography on the civilization of ancient Greece was the development of --
separate, independent city-states
belief in one God
Roman women could own property and make wills leaving their property to whomever they chose. What conclusion could be drawn from this statement?
Roman women had the right to vote.
Roman women enjoyed some legal rights.
Roman women were equal to men.
Roman women could hold political offices.
In what way were the Code of Hammurabi and the Twelve Tables similar?
They allowed for belief in one god.
They established written legal standards.
They provided records of economic activity.
They legalized democratic government.
Which ancient civilization is most closely associated with the Twelve Tables, an extensive road system, the invention of concrete, and the spread of Christianity?
How did Italy's geography influence the development of the Roman Empire?
A harsh climate prevented sufficient agricultural production.
Unnavigable rivers in the northern part of the peninsula protected the Romans from their neighbors.
The lengthy, rugged seacoast encouraged frequent invasions by hostile foreigners.
The central location of the peninsula contributed to Roman control of the Mediterranean region.